Events

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

City Star Party
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 to Thursday, August 7, 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 1, 2014 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

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! 

Paul Delaney, Director, Division of Natural Sciences, York University
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Title: "The Changing Cosmos; A Personal Perspective"
By Paul Delaney, Director, Division of Natural Sciences, York University

Saturday, July 26, 2014

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

Saturday, July 26, 2014 to Sunday, August 3, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Members are invited to the Summer Star-B-Q at the Carr Astronomical Observatory.

DDO Children
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

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! 

Thursday, July 24, 2014 to Sunday, July 27, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014 to Thursday, July 24, 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.

Dr. John Percy
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Title: "The Private Lives of Stars"
Dr. John Percy, Professor Emeritus, Dept of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 to Friday, July 25, 2014
Measuring light pollution of your sky, See: www.globeatnight.org
Sara Seager
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Title: "The Search for Earth 2.0".

By Dr. Sara Seager, Professor of Planetary Science, Massachusetts Institue of Technology.

DDO Children
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

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, July 9, 2014 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

City Star Party
Monday, July 7, 2014 to Thursday, July 10, 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
Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

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! 

Saturday, July 5, 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.

Friday, June 27, 2014

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

2012 Annual Algonquin Star Party at Mew Lake in Algonquin park. Photo by Bill Longo, RASC Member
Thursday, June 26, 2014 to Sunday, June 29, 2014

This star party is a Toronto Centre event and a chance to get an early start on the camping season under the pristine dark skies that Algonquin Park is famous for.  

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 to Sunday, June 29, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014 to Thursday, June 26, 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.

DDO Children
Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

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! 

Saturday, June 21, 2014
The longest day, the shortest night.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 to Thursday, June 26, 2014
Measuring light pollution of your sky, See: www.globeatnight.org
DDO Children
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

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! 

City Star Party
Monday, June 9, 2014 to Thursday, June 12, 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.

Katrina Ince Lum with Award
Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm

The Annual Awards Picnic.

Who can attend: members and their family
Fee: free
Reservation required
Location: David Dunlap Observatory (DDO)

Saturday, June 7, 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.

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Both Mars and the Moon are in the constellation Virgo. Saturn is close by as well. Easily viewed without a telescope, even from the city.

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