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Cosmos From Your Couch
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Eighty-five percent of the matter in our universe is made up of a mysterious invisible substance scientists call “dark matter.”
Space Educators Institute Conference 2020
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 12:00pm to Friday, August 7, 2020 - 4:00pm

The Space Educators Institute is 3-day conference focused on providing training in space-themed resources for formal and informal educators from across Canada.

Explore the Universe
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
It's the Perseids Meteor Shower! This week we will be passing through a cloud of dust left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle, which means we'll have the chance to see shooting stars.
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE.
Einstein's Great Prediction: The Discovery of Gravitational Waves
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Just over one hundred years ago Albert Einstein revealed the Theory of General Relativity and one of its predictions, the existence of gravitational waves.

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
The skies down under (and in South America and Africa) host amazing sights not visible from Canada. We'll use Stellarium to travel to the Southern Hemisphere and see the sights.
Cosmos From Your Couch
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Misconceptions are deeply-held beliefs which are incorrect. People have misconceptions about the most basic of astronomical topics, such as the cause of the seasons.
Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Monday, August 17, 2020 to Thursday, August 20, 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, August 19, 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, August 20, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
This week we are catching the Moon early in its cycle, which means we have the opportunity to spot quite a few craters. We'll be seeking out the diamond ring crater this week!
Millennium Square
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

City Star Party
Monday, August 24, 2020 to Thursday, August 27, 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, August 25, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Summer 2020 evenings will feature Jupiter and Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, and Mars, too! We'll preview how to view those planets, what features on them to look for, and some observing tips.
Explore the Universe
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Mars and the Moon are getting close this week! Once you spot those in the next couple days, we'll be on the hunt for a little bit of everything, and a lot of double stars.
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE.
Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Monday, September 14, 2020 to Thursday, September 17, 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, September 16, 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, September 17, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Happy Fall Equinox! We'll spend this session talking a bit about what equinoxes and solstices actually are, and will then jump into some lunar targets.
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.

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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, September 30, 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 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.
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE.
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.

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.

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