Events

Can a Robot Take a Selfie?

Ontario Science Centre: Rockets, Robots & Rovers

Saturday, August 17, 2019 to Sunday, August 18, 2019

Rev up for space robotics! From satellites to soil sampling to lunar mining, experience how technology is advancing space exploration.

Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:05pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?

NYAA: Starfest 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019 to Sunday, August 25, 2019
The North York Astronomical Association invites you to attend its annual star party. Starfest 2019 presents “Roving Our Neighbourhood.”
Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:05pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm, 9:15pm

Babak Tafreshi

IAUT: A Thousand Nights Under Stars: a lecture by Babak Tafreshi

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Babak Tafreshi is the founder of The World at Night (TWAN) program, a science journalist, and National Geographic photographer taking images that merge art, culture, and science by bridging Earth & sky.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, September 11, 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.

DDO - Krishna Vedala

DDO Astronomy Night

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm

Speaker: Paul Delaney, University Professor, Senior Lecturer, Allan I. Carswell Chair for the Public Understanding of Astronomy, York University

Astronomy: A Fascinating Tour of the Universe

Gerrard/Ashdale Library: Astronomy: A Fascinating Tour of the Universe

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 3:30pm to 7:00pm

Explore the biggest, fastest, brightest and most extreme things in the universe and check out a meteorite petting zoo! Presented by astronomer Tom Vassos.

John Percy

Deer Park Library: Toronto's Astronomical Heritage

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
In this profusely-illustrated, non-technical presentation, you will learn how Toronto became a "centre of the universe" for astronomical research, education, and public outreach, in parallel with the development of our city and our country over the last two centuries.

Maria A. Shchuka Library: Gravitational Waves: Sirens of the Universe

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Considered the most influential discovery of the century, gravitational wave GW150914 broke records in physics, astronomy, and interferometry - with still more to come.

Bryan Gaensler

Barbara Frum Library: The Dish, the Desert and the Dawn of the Universe

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join University of Toronto's Dr. Bryan Gaensler as he chats about the wonders of the Universe.

John Percy

Cliffcrest Library: Common Misconceptions of the Universe

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

People have deeply-held misconceptions about the most basic astronomical topics, such as the cause of the seasons.

DDO - Krishna Vedala

DDO Astronomy Family Night

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm

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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night: SARSAT - Canada's role in worldwide search and rescue

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Speaker: Maj. (ret) Ted King
Nature's Supercolliders

Toronto Reference Library: Nature's Supercolliders: The Extreme Environments of Stellar Graveyards

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for a dazzling lecture on the far reaches of deep space and the nature of intergalactic events.

Milky Way

UofT AstroTour: Keynote Lecture: The Milky Way in Motion

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.
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, October 9, 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.

DDO - Krishna Vedala

DDO Astronomy Night

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

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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night

Wednesday, October 23, 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.
DDO - Krishna Vedala

DDO Astronomy Family Night

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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, November 13, 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night and Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 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 General Meeting.
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, December 11, 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.