Events

Chasing Exoplanets

Lillian H. Smith Library: Chasing Exoplanets: Stories from the Centre of the Universe

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a conversation about weird planets, the search for life in the universe, and how the language of science can help tell stories about human relationships.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting. This is where our members get to show their latest projects or give tutorials and tips on just about everything to do with astronomy.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, April 25, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:15pm

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars (SOLD OUT)

Friday, April 26, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:15pm

Discover the Universe

Discover the Universe: On-Site: Astronomy Teachers Workshop in Toronto

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Full-day workshop hosted by the Dunlap Institute at the University of Toronto
Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Astronomy Family Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
8:30pm to 11:00pm

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.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night: Monday to Thursday)

Monday, April 29, 2019 to Thursday, May 2, 2019

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.

First image of a black hole

UWaterloo: See the unseeable: A black hole discovery conversation with physicist Avery Broderick

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us to hear the once-in-a-lifetime story of how Avery Broderick, a professor at University of Waterloo and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, peered thousands of light-years across space helping solve one of the greatest mysteries in the cosmos — that black holes are real.
Welsh Poster 2019

UofT Physics: 2019 H.L. Welsh Lectures in Physics

Thursday, May 2, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Prof. Anny Cazenave: Climate Change, Ocean Warming, Land Ice Melt and Sea Level Rise
Prof. Donna Strickland: Generating High-Intensity Ultrashort Optical Pulses
City Star Party

City Star Party (first clear night: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday)

Monday, May 6, 2019 to Thursday, May 9, 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night where a professional astronomer gets to tell us about their latest research.
Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing (first clear night: Friday or Saturday)

Friday, May 10, 2019 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

International Astronomy Day

Saturday, May 11, 2019
OSC Astronomy Day 2019

Ontario Science Centre: International Astronomy Day

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:00pm
Celebrate International Astronomy Day at the Ontario Science Centre!

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 -
9:00pm to 10:30pm

Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to provide amazing views of the moon, the planets and more!

John Percy

Brentwood Library: Our Amazing Universe

Thursday, May 16, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

In this profusely-illustrated, non-technical presentation, you will see the universe, as revealed by modern astronomy is just as exciting as the universe of science fiction and video games. And it's real!

Laboni Islam

Aga Khan Museum: Insight Tour - Listening to the Moon with Laboni Islam

Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Join poet Laboni Islam for a special tour of The Moon: A Voyage Through Time, an exhibition that looks at the moon through the lens of art, science, and spirituality.
Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Astronomy Night

Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
9:00pm to 11:30pm

Visit a unique historical site in Richmond Hill and experience an engaging presentation led by expert and researchers in astronomy, covering a variety of exciting astronomy topics.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Astronomy Paint Night

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Be inspired by the cosmos and paint your version of the night sky, galaxy, or planet! Find your inspiration from an astronomer who will start with a short introduction to an astronomy-themed topic, and with an artist-in residence.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting. This is where our members get to show their latest projects or give tutorials and tips on just about everything to do with astronomy.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Astronomy Family Night

Saturday, May 25, 2019 -
9:00pm to 11:30pm

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.

Lee Smolin

North York Central Library: Lee Smolin: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
World renowned theoretical physicist and writer, Lee Smolin, and Globe and Mail staff science reporter, Ivan Semeniuk, discuss Smolin's latest book which suggests that the problems which have long plagued the field of quantum physics are a result of an incomplete Einstein theory.
Secrets of the Astrolabe Workshop

Aga Khan Museum: Workshop - Secrets of the Astrolabe

Sunday, June 2, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Learn the secrets of a 2,500-year-old technological tool from long-time amateur astronomer Pierre Paquette.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night: Monday to Thursday)

Monday, June 3, 2019 to Thursday, June 6, 2019

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.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing (first clear night: Friday or Saturday)

Friday, June 7, 2019 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Moon Writing Workshop with Laboni Islam and Kelley Aitken

Aga Khan Museum: Moon Writing Workshop with Laboni Islam and Kelley Aitken

Saturday, June 8, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Immerse yourself in The Moon: A Voyage Through Time, an exhibition that explores our enduring fascination with this enchanting orb in the sky and looks at the role it has played in faith, science, and the arts.
City Star Party

City Star Party (first clear night: Monday to Thursday)

Monday, June 10, 2019 to Thursday, June 13, 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.

Hands-on Astronomy Activities for Father’s Day

RASC GA: Hands-on Astronomy Activities for Father’s Day

Saturday, June 15, 2019 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Learn all about being an amateur astronomer and join in on hands-on activities at this special weekend Father’s Day Family Astronomy activity fair.

First Man - James R. Hansen

RASC GA: Ruth Northcott Memorial Lecture / Apollo Celebration

Saturday, June 15, 2019 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

The Ruth Northcott Memorial Lecture is sponsored by the RASC. It is held biennially (in odd-numbered years) and will occur on the 3rd day of the GA.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Astronomy Night

Saturday, June 15, 2019 -
9:30pm to 11:45pm

Visit a unique historical site in Richmond Hill and experience an engaging presentation led by expert and researchers in astronomy, covering a variety of exciting astronomy topics.

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