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RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 -
8:30pm to 10:00pm

Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to give you amazing views of the Moon, the planets and more! Meet at the Chappell House Lawn.

Ellie Arroway - Contact

Solar System Social: Who Deserves To Explore Space

Thursday, August 23, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Solar System Social is a space-themed speaker series that brings exciting ideas and research from the field of planetary science to the general public.This special event will be a panel discussion on the ethics, logistics, and politics of who deserves to explore space.
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, August 25, 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.

Pluto (New Horizons)

UofT AstroTour: Mission to Pluto - From Napkins to New Horizons

Thursday, September 6, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:30pm

In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto, photographing the last unexplored major body in our solar system.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, September 10, 2018 to Thursday, September 13, 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, September 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.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on the evenings of both September 14th and 15th for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Planet-gazing Star Party

UofT/RASC National Star Party

Saturday, September 15, 2018 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm

Come see the planets as you’ve never seen them before! On September 15, we’ll celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, with telescopes, planets, and prizes.

Observing from the city

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

Monday, September 17, 2018 to Thursday, September 20, 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.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Speaker Night

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

This weekend program provides visitors with an opportunity to listen to an astronomy talk and enjoy stargazing.

Laura Parker

Speaker's Night: The Dark Universe

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/OW6QVd_U44E
Blake Nancarrow’s article on double stars as presented at the August 15, 2018 Recreational Astronomy Night.
Video: Dance of the Red Planet

Ron Macnaughton, a Toronto Centre member, gave a presentation on the orbit of Mars compared to Earth's orbit and the best times to view the Red Planet.

Oumuamua and Implications for the Origin of Life on Earth

On July 18, 2018, Frank Dempsey gave a presentation on Oumuamua and its implications for the origin of life on Earth.

CAO Open House and Awards Picnic 2018

On July 7, 2018, the Toronto Centre held its 20th Annual Open House and Awards Picnic at the Carr Astronomical Observatory.

Trappist-1 Exo Planetary System

On July 7, 2018, Artash, Arushi and Vikas Nath discussed the dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 and its seven planets, all of which could fit into the orbit of Mercury without crashing into one another.

TESS and the Search for More Exoplanets

On July 7, 2018, Prof. Sara Seager gave a presentation on TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), the satellite that was launched into space to search for exoplanets.

Barn Door Tracker

Blake Nancarrow presented his trials and tribulations of building a Barn Door Tracker at the Recreational Night Meeting of the Toronto Centre on June 20, 2018 at the Ontario Science Centre.

Predicting Asteroid Collision

Artash and Arushi Nath presented their project on predicting asteroid collisions to the Toronto Centre at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting held at the Ontario Science Centre on June 20, 2018.