Events

Saturday, April 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.

OSIRIS-Rex: Asteroid return mission (NASA)
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Dr. Amy Shaw, York University

Near-Earth Asteroid Bennu and the OSIRIS-REx Sample

Return Mission

Sunday, March 30, 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, March 29, 2014 to Friday, April 4, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014 to Thursday, March 27, 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, March 22, 2014 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Tonight's theme is Planets - The Wandering Stars.

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will deliver a free public lecture at 8pm on March 21, 2014, in Convocation Hall, University of Toronto. The talk is being given in conjunction with Dr.

Friday, March 21, 2014 to Sunday, March 30, 2014
Measuring light pollution of your sky, See: www.globeatnight.org
Mars Curiosity Rover at Yellowknife by NASA
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Exploring Our Own Backyard: A Voyage Through the Solar System

Thursday, March 20, 2014
The earth's axis is perpendicular to its orbit with the North pole tipping towards the sun. In other words, the season is changing to Spring.
Recreational Astronomy Meeting
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Our monthly recreational astronomy meeting at the Ontario Science Centre with the sky this month, adventures under the southern skies and the Kerbal space program.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Sorry folks, we have to cancel this, due to icy conditions at the DDO.
We'll reschedule when we can.

Tonight's theme is Imaging Satellite Passes and Aurora

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

A description of the topic, speaker biography, directions, and all other pertinent information can be found at: uoft.me/astrotours

Square Kilometre Array
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

SKA: The Largest Telescope in the World 

City Star Party
Monday, March 3, 2014 to Thursday, March 6, 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.

Saturday, March 1, 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, March 1, 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, February 24, 2014 to Thursday, February 27, 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.

Sunday, February 23, 2014 to Sunday, March 2, 2014
David Dunlap Observatory main dome at night, outside (Bill Longo)
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Tonight's theme is Gemini - Leda's Children.

Recreational Astronomy Meeting
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Our monthly recreational astronomy meeting at the Ontario Science Centre with the sky this month, a photographic Messier marathon and killing planets with a homemade reflector.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 to Friday, February 28, 2014
Measuring light pollution of your sky, See: www.globeatnight.org
Gravitational lensing of galaxies by NASA/Hubble
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

What and Where are Dark Matter and Dark Energy?

Copyright M. Ahmetvaleev
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The impact hazard from small asteroids is uncertain because of many poorly understood factors. These include how asteroids vaporize in the atmosphere together with the associated impact effects at the ground.

new owners at the telescope clinic (alt)
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Clinic is full, waiting list formed. Learn how to use your telescope with the Free Clinic for New Telescope Owners. Are you a new (or unintentional) telescope owner?

Credit: NASA
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

A supernova, SN 2014J, has just been discovered in M82, the Cigar Galaxy.

Thayne Currie
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

This meeting has been cancelled due to weather.

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