Events

City Star Party
Monday, September 21, 2020 to Thursday, September 24, 2020

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.

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Struggling to set up your telescope? Can’t see Jupiter as clearly as you want to? We’ll set up our scopes to show you exactly what we do each time, give you some tips to make your telescope observing sessions even better, and recommend some gadgets and accessories.
Millennium Square
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

ASX - Hands-On Astronomy
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Professional astronomy has long since moved past the telescopes of Kepler and Galileo. How do the massive astronomical instruments you see in the news work, and how are they designed?

Alysa Obertas
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Throughout its 4.5 billion year history, life on Earth has been threatened by cataclysmic events such as extreme volcanic eruptions and asteroid impacts.

Explore the Universe
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
It's a great week for some planetary observing! Mars is at opposition, which means it'll be big and bright and beautiful as we come between it and the Sun.
The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Today’s the day! Mars is at its closest approach to Earth, making it the biggest and brightest it will be for another 15 years!
Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 to Thursday, October 15, 2020

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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 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.

Explore the Universe
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
We're catching a few last targets and going over some previous ones that you may have missed from earlier in this series. We're going to do our best to see the Zodiacal Light this week too.
City Star Party
Monday, October 19, 2020 to Thursday, October 22, 2020

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.

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
What’s the biggest constellation out there, and the smallest? What's the farthest thing a human eye can see - or the hottest star - or the closest star cluster?
Millennium Square
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

Evening Telescope Observing
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 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.
Explore the Universe
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
As we wrap up our series, we'll go over a few easy winter targets to get you started on your next season of observing. Join us to take a look at rising winter favourites such as Orion, Taurus, the Pleiades and the Orion Nebula.
Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 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.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Monday, November 16, 2020 to Thursday, November 19, 2020

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.

Evening Telescope Observing
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

City Star Party
Monday, November 23, 2020 to Thursday, November 26, 2020

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
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night where a professional astronomer gets to tell us about their latest research. Following the talk we will convene our Annual Meeting.
Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 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.

Evening Telescope Observing
Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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.