Events

Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TelusScape observing pad. We meet the first Saturday of every month with our specialized telescopes that are safe to aim at the Sun.

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm

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

Expansion Universe (WMAP/NASA)
Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 9:00pm to 11:15pm

In the late 1920s, Edwin Hubble discovered that distant galaxies were receding away from us, implying that the universe itself was expanding.

2012 Annual Algonquin Star Party at Mew Lake in Algonquin park. Photo by Bill Longo, RASC Member
Thursday, September 5, 2013 to Sunday, September 8, 2013

Join us for a long weekend star party under the famous pristine dark skies of Algonquin. It’s a great way to make new friends, talk astronomy, and enjoy the camaraderie of others around the communal campfires.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013 to Thursday, September 5, 2013

Want to learn to image? Want to see galaxies and the milky way naked eye? Want to do it less than an hour from Toronto? Then join us for our monthly Dark Sky Star Party at the Long Sault Conservation area.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The big blue planet will be at its closest approach to the Earth, it's face fully illuminated by the Sun. This is the best time to view or photograph Neptune, though you'll need a fairly powerful telescope to resolve major details.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm

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

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm

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

Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

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

2012 Perseid Meteor Shower, by Bill Longo, RASC Member
Monday, August 12, 2013 to Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Perseids are always a spectacular show, with up to 60 meteors an hour visible at its peak. Look to the constellation Perseus under dark skies, and you'll be guaranteed an awesome show.

Monday, August 12, 2013 to Friday, August 16, 2013

Want to see the rings of Saturn? What about bright nebulae or galaxies? Our monthly City Star Party is the perfect place to catch the views within the city. Looking to buy a new scope?

Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TelusScape observing pad. We meet the first Saturday of every month with our specialized telescopes that are safe to aim at the Sun.

Friday, August 9, 2013 - 9:00pm

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

Thursday, August 8, 2013 to Sunday, August 11, 2013

Our friends from the North York Astronomical Association invite you to attend their annual star party, August 8-11, 2013. 

Recreational Astronomy Meeting
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

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

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Proudly presented by the U of T Graduate Astronomy Students' Association. For the month of August, we welcome Dan Taranu, a Ph.D. candidate in his final year of studies to discuss the stark reality of human space exploration.

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Monday, July 29, 2013 to Friday, August 2, 2013

Want to learn to image? Want to see galaxies and the milky way naked eye? Want to do it less than an hour from Toronto? Then join us for our monthly Dark Sky Star Party at the Long Sault Conservation area.

2012 Geminid Meteor Shower, by Bill Longo, RASC Member
Sunday, July 28, 2013 to Monday, July 29, 2013

Look to the east after midnight and you should be able to see 20 meteors per hour in the constellation Aquarius. The moon may hang around for the show, hiding some of the fainter meteors.

Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Friday, July 26, 2013 - 9:30pm to 10:30pm

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

Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

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

RASC City Star Party @ Bayview Village
Monday, July 15, 2013 to Friday, July 19, 2013

Want to see the rings of Saturn? What about bright nebulae or galaxies? Our monthly City Star Party is the perfect place to catch the views within the city. Looking to buy a new scope?

Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 9:30pm to 10:30pm

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

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Monday, July 8, 2013 to Friday, July 12, 2013

Want to learn to image? Want to see galaxies and the milky way naked eye? Want to do it less than an hour from Toronto? Then join us for our monthly Dark Sky Star Party at the Long Sault Conservation area.

Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TelusScape observing pad. We meet the first Saturday of every month with our specialized telescopes that are safe to aim at the Sun.

Recreational Astronomy Meeting
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for our monthly recrational astronomy night meeting at the Ontario Scienc

Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 9:30pm to 10:30pm

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

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