Events

Winter Star Party

Winter Star Party

Monday, February 20, 2017 to Sunday, February 26, 2017

Florida Keys, Florida, US See http://www.scas.org/winter-star-party/

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -
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.

Pluto & Charon

UofT Planetarium: The Underdogs of the Solar System: Moons, Asteroids, Comets, and Other Small Rocky Objects

Friday, February 24, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:00pm, and 9:00pm

Marianne Mader

RASC Mississauga: Hunting Meteorites at the End of the World

Friday, February 24, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Camping and working in the southernmost, coldest, highest, driest, windiest, least populated continent on Earth is no easy feat! Every year a team of meteorite hunters collects meteorites along the base of the Transantarctic Mountains.

Annular Eclipse 2012 by Jim Chung, RASC Member

Annular solar eclipse

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Annular Eclipse in parts of Africa and South America.

See: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Feb26Agoogle.html

New Moon

New Moon - 9:58am EST

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The moon is between us and the sun. Without the moon in the sky at night, deep sky objects are easier to observe.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, February 27, 2017 to Thursday, March 2, 2017

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.

Perimeter Institute: A New Era in Astronomy: Amber Straughn Public Lecture

Perimeter Institute: A New Era in Astronomy: Amber Straughn Public Lecture

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

The Hubble Space Telescope has completely revolutionized our understanding of the universe, and has become a beloved icon of popular culture.

Mike Dixon

RCIScience/RASC Lecture: Growing Food in Space

Thursday, March 2, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

If humans hope to ever get to Mars or farther, we will need to be able to grow food in space.

UofT AstroTour: Nature, Destroyer of Worlds

Thursday, March 2, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Throughout its 4.5 billion year history, life on Earth has been threatened by cataclysmic events such as extreme volcanic eruptions and asteroid impacts which have caused mass extinction of species.

SEDS Canada - Ascension 2017 Conference

SEDS-Canada: Ascension 2017 Conference

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 3:00pm

SEDS-Canada's annual conference is back with the theme "Paving the Way Beyond Earth." Ascension 2017 will be hosted by the University of Toronto Aerospace Team

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
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.

Observing from the city

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

Monday, March 6, 2017 to Thursday, March 9, 2017

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.

North York Central Library: Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Elizabeth Muir, author of Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight, tells the story of how women in Canada first boarded planes, then became pilots and eventually astronauts.

Keavin Moore

Speaker's Night: Tatooine's Future: Fates of Planets Circling Two Suns

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Speaker: Keavin Moore, York University

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