Events

Runnymede Library: Bob McDonald - Canadian Spacewalkers

Thursday, October 16, 2014 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm

Join the Toronto Public Library for the launch of Bob McDonald's exciting new book!

Toronto Reference Library: Bob McDonald - Canadian Spacewalkers

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm

Join the Toronto Public Library for the launch of Bob McDonald's exciting new book!

Globe at Night

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 to Thursday, October 23, 2014
Measuring light pollution of your sky, See: www.globeatnight.org
DDO Children

DDO Family Night (SOLD OUT)

Friday, October 10, 2014 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Family Nights are a great introduction to the night sky for our younger guests. Look through telescopes, make some space crafts, visit the Skylab and find out what's really up there! 

Steeles Library: The Amazing Universe

Thursday, October 9, 2014 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm

Dr. John Percy, U of T Professor Emeritus, Astronomy and Astrophysics

UofT Earth Sciences: Exploring the Early Bombardment of the Solar System

Thursday, October 9, 2014 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Dr. William Bottke, Southwest Research Institute

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting at the Ontario Science Centre.

Total lunar eclipse

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Uranus at opposition

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Uranus is closest to earth for the year, giving the best views in a telescope.
City Star Party

City Star Party

Monday, October 6, 2014 to Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hover above the moon like an astronaut and get eye-to-eye with the planets. Find colourful stars, star clusters, bright nebulae and even another galaxy.

David Dunlap Observatory main dome at night, outside (Bill Longo)

DDO Star Talk: A Closer Look at Apollo 11 (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, October 4, 2014 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Speaker: Randy Attwood, Executive Director, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, October 4, 2014 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TelusScape observing pad. This is the area in front of the Science Centre's entrance. We use specialized telescopes that are safe to aim at the Sun.

Autumn Astronomy Day

Saturday, October 4, 2014

UofT AstroTour: Astronomy, Astrophysics and Astrology, What’s in a Name?

Thursday, October 2, 2014 -
9:00pm to 11:30pm

Nerd Nite Toronto: Increasing the Awesome: NASA’s Next Huge Space Telescope; The Science of Shakespeare

Thursday, October 2, 2014 -
8:00pm to 10:30pm

RCI Lecture: Tea, Earl Grey, Hot: What Would You Create With a Star Trek Replicator?

Thursday, October 2, 2014 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Julielynn Wong, B.Sc. M.D., M.P.H., Founder, Center for Innovative Technologies and Public Health, RCI Council Member

Leaside Library: Searching for Earth 2: How Astronomers Hunt for Exoplanets

Thursday, October 2, 2014 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Dr. Duy Cuong Nguyen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics

The Planetary Society: "We See Thee Rise: The Canadian Space Program Today and Tomorrow" with Bill Nye

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Think the Canadarm and Chris Hadfield are the entire Canadian space program? Think again! Join Bill Nye in Toronto on the evening of October 1st to explore Canada’s exciting contributions to the exploration of our solar system and beyond.

RASC Mississauga: City Star Party at Riverwood Conservancy

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Explore the Universe with members of the Earthshine Astronomy and Space Science Organization and members of the Mississauga Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Canadian Space Society Meet and Greet

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

On Tuesday night, during the International Astronautical Congress, the Canadian

David Dunlap Observatory main dome at night, outside (Bill Longo)

DDO Star Talk: Finding Your Place In Space And Time

Saturday, September 27, 2014 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Title: "Finding your Place in Space and Time"

Speaker: Dr. Roberto Abraham. Professor & Associate Chair, Dept of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto.

DDO Children

DDO Family Night

Friday, September 26, 2014 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Family Nights are a great introduction to the night sky for our younger guests. Look through telescopes, make some space crafts, visit the Skylab and find out what's really up there! 

Sara Seager

Speaker's Night: Prof. Sara Seager, 'The Search for Earth 2.0'

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Once a month, we invite someone from the scientific community to share their expertise and latest research.

New Moon

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The moon is between us and the sun. Withouth the moon in the sky at night, deep sky objects are easier to observe.

Autumnal Equinox

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 to Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The earth's axis is perpendicular to its orbit with the North pole tipping away form the sun. In other words, the season is changing to Fall.

Dark Sky Star Party

Monday, September 22, 2014 to Thursday, September 25, 2014

See the milky way and galaxies with the unaided eye. Point your telescope to find the many dim deep space objects that sprinkle the sky. Away from Toronto's light pollution, there is so much to see.

David Dunlap Observatory main dome at night, outside (Bill Longo)

DDO Star Talk: What Exactly Are UFOs?

Saturday, September 20, 2014 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Title: "What Exactly are UFOs?"

Speaker: Dr. Michael De Robertis, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, York University.

Globe at Night

Saturday, September 20, 2014 to Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Measuring light pollution of your sky, See: www.globeatnight.org
2012 Annual Algonquin Star Party at Mew Lake in Algonquin park. Photo by Bill Longo, RASC Member

2014 Annual Algonquin Adventure

Thursday, September 18, 2014 to Sunday, September 21, 2014

This year marks our 17th Annual Algonquin Adventure Star Party which is held at Mew Lake Campground (inside Algonquin Park).

Globe at Night

Monday, September 15, 2014 to Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Measuring light pollution of your sky, See: www.globeatnight.org

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