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York University Meteor Showers 2018

York University Observatory: Orionid Meteor Shower (first clear weeknight)

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 8:30pm to Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:30pm

Come view the 2018 Orionid Meteor Shower with the Allan I. Carswell Observatory Team at York University!

Toronto Space Apps Challenge 2018 Hackathon

Toronto Space Apps Challenge 2018 Hackathon

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

On the weekend of October 19th - 21st 2018, developers, makers, engineers and entrepreneurs will take on NASA-designed challenges, creating solutions that range from silly to serious, fantastical to feasible.

City Star Party

City Star Party (GO for Thursday)

Thursday, October 18, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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.

CAO 2018 Fall Work Party

Saturday, October 20, 2018 to Sunday, October 21, 2018

This year’s Fall Work Party will take place from October 20-21, 2018.

More details will be announced as we get closer to the date.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Lecture Night - Observe the Moonlight (WAITLIST)

Saturday, October 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is a NASA-hosted annual worldwide public event that aims to celebrate our appreciation and understanding of Earth's nearest neighbour through art, culture, and science.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Saturday, October 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Aurora Public Library - The Milky Way

Aurora Public Library: The Milky Way

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join Ian Wheelband of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for this engaging presentation, followed by a telescope viewing of the night sky (weather permitting).

Chris Gainor

Speaker's Night: History of the Hubble Space Telescope

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched 28 years ago in 1990. After overcoming problems caused by a defective main mirror, Hubble has made discoveries that have revolutionized our view of the universe we live in.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell: A special public lecture webcast

Perimeter Institute: Jocelyn Bell Burnell: A special public lecture webcast

Thursday, October 25, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Jocelyn Bell Burnell, winner of the 2018 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, is an accomplished scientist and champion for women in physics.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Friday, October 26, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm

Laura Parker

RASC Mississauga: The Dark Universe

Friday, October 26, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Observational astronomers use telescopes that look at the furthest distances in the Universe to look back in time and trace the growth of structure in the cosmos.

Toronto Space Apps Challenge 2018 Hackathon

Toronto Space Apps Challenge 2018 Youth Program

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Come use your hands and brains to learn about and explore through NASA's Space Apps Toronto Youth Program.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, October 27, 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.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, October 27, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

Dave Williams

OSC Great Conversations: Learn Life Lessons from an Astronaut

Thursday, November 1, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Welcome back Dr. Dave Williams to talk about Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe — an inspirational, uplifting, and life-affirming memoir about passion, resilience and living to the fullest.

Beyond the Horizon: The Hadfield Experience

Ryerson University: Beyond the Horizon: The Hadfield Experience

Friday, November 2, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

For the first time ever, Ryerson University will be hosting the world-renowned astronaut, Chris Hadfield! “Beyond the Horizon: The Hadfield Experience” aims to inspire, motivate and guide you to becoming changemakers of society.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, November 3, 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, Tuesday or Thursday)

Monday, November 5, 2018 to Thursday, November 8, 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.

Phiala Shanahan

Perimeter Institute: The Building Blocks of the Universe - Phiala Shanahan public lecture webcast

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

More than 99 percent of the visible matter in the universe is built from protons and neutrons and the nuclei that they form.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, November 7, 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.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, November 9, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, November 9, at The Great Hall! It'll be another fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, prizes, and Dunlap merchandise for sale!

DDO - Beyond the Skies

DDO: Beyond the Skies

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

Enjoy a social evening of astronomy and music at the David Dunlap Observatory (DDO)!

City Star Party

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

Monday, November 12, 2018 to Thursday, November 15, 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.

York University Meteor Showers 2018

York University Observatory: Leonid Meteor Shower (first clear weeknight)

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 8:30pm to Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:30pm

Come view the 2018 Leonid Meteor Shower with the Allan I. Carswell Observatory Team at York University!

John Percy

Deer Park Library: The Amazing Universe

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

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

Generator 2018

Chris Hadfield's Generator 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:30pm

Generator is back! Chris Hadfield’s famed comedy, music and ideas extravaganza is returning to Roy Thomson Hall.

Sara Seager

UofT Physics: 2018 Tuzo Wilson Lecture

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds
Dr. Sara Seager, Professor of Planetary Science and Physics, MIT

Kortright Astronomy

Kortright Centre: Astronomy Night - A Night with the Stars!

Thursday, November 22, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy and learn about the night sky through an engaging presentation delivered by an astronomer. Learn about history, mythology and how to identify star constellations overhead.

This is a family-friendly event.

Kortright Astronomy

Kortright Centre: Astronomy Night - A Night with the Stars!

Friday, November 23, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy and learn about the night sky through an engaging presentation delivered by an astronomer. Learn about history, mythology and how to identify star constellations overhead.

This is a family-friendly event.

Michel Fich

RASC Mississauga: New Frontiers in Observational Cosmology

Friday, November 23, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Our most recent generation of cosmology experiments, such as the Planck satellite and observations of distant supernovae, have reduced all of cosmology to the very precise measurement of eight parameters.

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