Events

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

ASX Star Talk: Computer Vision on Mars

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Modern computer vision technologies have been key to improving our understanding of the Red Planet over the past 15 years.

Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe

Friday, January 26, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?
RASC 150 logo

RASC 150 Years: National Star Party

Saturday, January 27, 2018 -
2:00pm to 8:00pm

The celebration of the RASC's sesquicentennial will begin on January 27, 2018 with a cross-country star party that will combine solar and lunar observing, local Centre exhibits and displays, as well as many other festive events.

Alanna Mitchell

RCIS Lecture: The Spinning Magnet

Thursday, February 1, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

With Alanna Mitchell, acclaimed science journalist, author and contributor to CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks.

Magnetars: Nature at its extremes

UofT AstroTour: Magnetars: Nature at its extremes

Thursday, February 1, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Magnetars are some of the most extreme objects in the known universe. Though small in size, they possess the strongest magnetic fields in the universe and are the densest objects known.

Laura Parker

RASC Hamilton: The Dark Universe

Thursday, February 1, 2018 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm
Dr. Laura Parker will give an overview of the techniques used to map the universe on the largest scales, which have enabled us to measure dark energy and dark matter.
ASX - Into the Unknown

ASX Symposium: Into the Unknown: The Future of Space Exploration

Friday, February 2, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

This is the 15th Annual Symposium organized by ASX and this year's theme is: "Into the Unknown: The Future of Space Exploration"

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Friday, February 2, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

John Percy

Mississauga Central Library: Universal Misconceptions: From Basics to Big Bang

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

As part of the UTM Lecture Me! series, Prof. John Percy provides a profusely-illustrated, non-technical, light-hearted talk that gently corrects a variety of “heavenly errors,” from basic concepts to the birth of the universe.

John Percy

Pape/Danforth Library: The Birth, Life, and Bizarre Death of Stars

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

We owe our existence to the sun and stars. The atoms in our body are created by stars. The sun's energy makes life possible.

Rob Moore

Perimeter Institute: A Material World – Building a Future from the Atoms Up

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

From the Stone Age to the Silicon Age, nothing has had a more profound influence on the world than our understanding of the materials around us.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

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

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, February 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!

Laura Parker

RASC Mississauga: The Dark Universe

Friday, February 9, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Dr. Laura Parker will give an overview of the techniques used to map the universe on the largest scales, which have enabled us to measure dark energy and dark matter.
Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Saturday, February 10, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

2018 Winter Star Party

Winter Star Party

Monday, February 12, 2018 to Saturday, February 17, 2018
WPSE 2018 Conference

Women in Planetary Science and Exploration: WPSE 2018 Conference

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

WPSE 2018 is an opportunity for scientists and engineers to showcase their recent findings in the field of planetary science and exploration.

Winter WonderLearn

Clarington Public Library: Winter WonderLearn

Monday, February 19, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

The RASC - Toronto Centre will be an active participant at the annual Winter WonderLearn held in Courtice.

John Percy

Pape/Danforth Library: Misconceptions about the Universe: From Everyday Life to the Birth of the Universe

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

People have deeply-held misconceptions about the most basic of astronomical topics, such as the cause of the seasons.

Earth Hour

Earth Hour

Saturday, March 24, 2018 -
8:30pm to 9:30pm

International Astronomy Day

Saturday, April 21, 2018
NEAF show floor

North-East Astronomy Forum

Saturday, April 21, 2018 to Sunday, April 22, 2018

Texas Star Party

Sunday, May 6, 2018 to Saturday, May 12, 2018
Riverside Telescope Makers' Conference

RTMC Astronomy Expo

Thursday, May 24, 2018 to Monday, May 28, 2018
RASC Seal

2018 RASC General Assembly in Calgary

Thursday, June 28, 2018 to Tuesday, July 3, 2018
CPSX Space Camp

Western: Summer Space Camp 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
In the summer months of July and August, the Centre for Planetary Science & Exploration (CPSX) at Western University offers a Space Science and Technology themed summer camp for children ages 9 to 11.
ALCON 2018

ALCON 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018
International Astronomical Youth Camp

International Astronomical Youth Camp

Sunday, July 29, 2018

The International Astronomical Youth Camp (IAYC) is a three-week-long summer camp in the UK aiming to promote knowledge of astronomy and related sciences in a unique international atmosphere.

Mount Kobau Star Party

Saturday, August 4, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018

Starfest

Thursday, August 9, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018

Stellafane

Thursday, August 9, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018