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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.”
Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, August 26, 2019 to Thursday, August 29, 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.

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.

City Star Party

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

Monday, September 2, 2019 to Thursday, September 5, 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.

Millennium Square

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

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 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.

Museum of the Moon

The Bentway: Museum of the Moon

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 11:00pm
The Bentway brings the Moon under the Gardiner with a presentation of Museum of the Moon – a seven-metre wide touring sculptural work by UK artist Luke Jerram, which fuses lunar imagery to bring the moon’s surface to life on earth.
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.

2016 Fall Work Party by G. Seabrook

CAO 2019 Fall Work Party

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 5:00pm to Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

As the lazy days of summer fly past, planning is in full swing for our fall events. One of those events is the fall work party at the CAO.

Planet-gazing Star Party

Dunlap Institute: Planet Gazing Party

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Come see the planets as you've never seen them before! On September 14, join us for our second annual Planet Gazing Party with telescopes, prizes, stars and planets.

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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 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.

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.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, September 23, 2019 to Thursday, September 26, 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.

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.
City Star Party

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

Monday, September 30, 2019 to Thursday, October 3, 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.

Millennium Square

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

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 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.

Evening Telescope Observing

OSC: Evening Telescope Observing

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 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

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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 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.

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.

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