Events

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Saturday, November 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Reiner Weiss

OSC Great Conversations: Explore the Universe with Gravitational Waves

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Unpack the fabric of space-time with Dr. Rainer Weiss’ exploration of gravitational waves in the era of multi-messenger astronomy. This ground-breaking discovery earned Dr. Weiss the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics, along with his work on LIGO.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Friday, November 30, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

This event is held if the previous event did not happen because of overcast skies.
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE observing pad.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, December 3, 2018 to Thursday, December 6, 2018

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.

Poon Hill, Histan Mandali, Nepal, Image Credit: Brandon Siu

RCIScience/RASC Lecture: Beyond Earth

Thursday, December 6, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Several space agencies have launched orbital missions over several decades, and the volume of data and imagery they have acquired is staggering.

Earthrise as seen from Apollo 8 in lunar orbit December 24, 1968

RASC Mississauga: Stories From Apollo 8

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

December 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the famous Apollo 8 Moon mission.

City Star Party

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

Monday, December 10, 2018 to Thursday, December 13, 2018

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

Recreational Astronomy Night and Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 -
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.

Comet ISON by Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona

Comet 46P/Wirtanen brightening

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Comet 46P/Wirtanen expected to brighten to magnitude 3 (clearly visible in dark skies).

2012 Geminid Meteor Shower, by Bill Longo, RASC Member

Geminid meteors

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Geminids are a meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a "rock comet" orbit.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, December 22, 2018 -
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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, December 29, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

This event is held if the previous event did not happen because of overcast skies.
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE observing pad.

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