Events

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE 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.

Islamic Heritage Month with Astronomer Mubdi Rahman
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
This Islamic Heritage Month, join us and welcome Dr. Mubdi Rahman, a research scientist with the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics.
Bob McDonald
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In his new book An Earthling's Guide to Outer Space, beloved science commentator Bob McDonald takes us on a tour of our galaxy, unraveling the mysteries of the universe and helping us navigate our place among the sta

Stellar Fossils of the Early Universe
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Hey stargazers! Ever wonder how astronomers study the history of galaxies? If so, join ASX at our Star Talk on Wednesday, October 30, in Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories (LM), Room 161.

Bob McDonald
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Bob McDonald has been the host of CBC Radio's Quirks & Quarks since 1992. He is a regular science commentator on CBC News Network and science correspondent for CBC TV's The National. Hear him discuss his new book, An Earthling's Guide to Outer Space.
Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm

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 polution, there is so much to see.

DDO - Krishna Vedala
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Families will be introduced to the wonders of astronomy through a presentation on a variety of exciting astronomy topics, followed by age-appropriate celestial activities and a demonstration of the 74" telescope.

Randy Attwood
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
After five years at the helm, Randy Attwood has announced that he will step down as the Executive Director of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. To celebrate Randy’s tenure, we are hosting an open house on October 26th.
Isaac Smith
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/q353hzMM9E4
Gabriela González
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Albert Einstein predicted a century ago the existence of gravitational waves – ripples in the fabric of spacetime moving at the speed of light.

Orionid Meteor Shower 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Come view the 2019 Orionid Meteor Shower with the Allan I. Carswell Observatory Team at York University!

Starlab Digital Planetarium
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

This Fall and Winter, spend a Sunday afternoon in the OTHER dome at the DDO!

DDO - Krishna Vedala
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Speaker: Roberto Abraham 

Chris Gainor
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched 29 years ago in 1990. After overcoming problems caused by a defective main mirror, Hubble has made discoveries that have revolutionized our view of the universe we live in.

How Did We Get Here? The Cosmos, Humanity and the Unknown
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
How did the universe originate and evolve? What can science tell us about the origin of life and biological evolution? And what are the chances of extraterrestrial life?
Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/72gRvP0RT8Q
Evening Telescope Observing
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Have you ever looked through a telescope? Take a tour of the night sky through a telescope and snap a photo or two of your favourite celestial body.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE 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.

Millennium Square
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Please remember to dress warmly because it will be cold tonight.
Sir Martin Rees
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Advances in biotech, cyber-technology, robotics, and space exploration could, if applied wisely, allow a bright future – even for 10 billion people – by the end of this century.

City Star Party
Monday, September 30, 2019 to Thursday, October 3, 2019

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.

Botanizing “Mars”
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Researchers from around the world work out of the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah and the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station on Devon Island, Nunavut, to prepare for human exploration of Mars.

Ontario Science Centre Community Weekend
Saturday, September 28, 2019 to Sunday, September 29, 2019

Raise your beakers! The Science Centre turned 50, and we’re inviting you to celebrate with us.

Milky Way
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Our understanding of the motions of stars within our Milky Way and of the many small galaxies that orbit around it has changed dramatically over the past few years owing to new observational surveys and significant advancements in our understanding of galaxy structure.
Jennifer West
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

We are all made of stardust. That dust comes from the debris left over after a massive star explodes. These environments are so extreme they are unlike anything we can find or duplicate on Earth.

ASX Observation Night
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Calling all stargazers! ASX's first event of the school year is coming up on Wednesday, September 25th, at the very top of McLennan Physical Laboratories (MP).

COSPAS-SARSAT
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/u0a6PGwMAr4
Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm

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 polution, there is so much to see.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for a special Solar Observing event on the TELUSCAPE observing pad. This is the area in front of the Science Centre's entrance.

Wigwam Chi-Chemung - Talk & Stargazing
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
During the opening weekend of the Toronto Biennial of Art, an intimate conversation under the stars brings together artist, poet and educator Elder Duke Redbird and renowned astrophysicist Dr. Renée Hložek to discuss the human relationship to the cosmos from a multiplicity of perspectives.

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