Events

DDO Children
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
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.

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.
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.
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)
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.

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
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).

Monday, September 15, 2014 to Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Measuring light pollution of your sky, See: www.globeatnight.org
David Dunlap Observatory main dome at night, outside (Bill Longo)
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Title: "New Eyes on Our Origins: The Atacama Large Array"

Speaker: Dr. Rachel Friesen, Dunlap Fellow, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrohpysics, University of Toronto

DDO Children
Friday, September 12, 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! 

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

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

David Dunlap Observatory main dome at night, outside (Bill Longo)
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Title: "The Lonely Moon"

Saturday, September 6, 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.

City Star Party
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 to Thursday, September 4, 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.

DDO Children
Friday, August 29, 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! 

Friday, August 29, 2014
Neptune is closest to earth for the year, giving the best views in a telescope.
Monday, August 25, 2014

The moon is between us and the sun. Without the moon in the sky at night, deep sky objects are easier to observe.

Monday, August 25, 2014 to Thursday, August 28, 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)
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 8:30pm to 11:00pm

Speaker: Chris Vaughan, Chief Geophysicist, CGI Controlled Geophysics Inc.

Star Talk nights offer great talks by great speakers on astronomy, space science and sometimes, science fiction.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 to Sunday, August 24, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014 to Sunday, August 24, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Venus and Jupiter are close to one another. Easily viewable without a telescop from the city.
Castlefield Observatory
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This is the story of one of Toronto's historic observatories, built on a height of land between the Don and Black Creek watersheds, and the story of the man who built it.

David Dunlap Observatory main dome at night, outside (Bill Longo)
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Rachel Ward-Maxwell. Dept of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University.

Title: "A Star is Born: A Convergence of Science and Art"

Friday, August 15, 2014 to Sunday, August 24, 2014
Measuring light pollution of your sky, See: www.globeatnight.org
David Dunlap Observatory main dome at night, outside (Bill Longo)
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Star Talk nights offer great talks by great speakers on astronomy, space science and sometimes, science fiction.

Saturday, August 9, 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.

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