Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Tuesday)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 -
9:30pm to 11:30pm

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.

Katrina Ince Lum with Award

Open House and Awards Picnic at the E.C. Carr Astronomical Observatory

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Toronto Centre members and their families are cordially invited to attend the 19th Annual Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO) Open House and RASC Toronto Centre Awards Picnic on Saturday, June 24th, 2017.

Michael De Robertis

RASC Mississauga: Life Beyond Earth

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 8:00pm

“Is there life elsewhere” is one of the key questions that Astronomers face today. Join us as Prof. Michael De Robertis presents the latest scientific findings and techniques.

New Moon

New Moon - 10:31pm EDT

Friday, June 23, 2017

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

UofT Planetarium: Imagining the Size of the Universe

Thursday, June 22, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

St. James Town Library: UofT Astronomy: How the cosmos will kill you

Thursday, June 22, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

The stars of the night sky appear gentle, peaceful and unchanging. But this is a lie. The Universe is a violent and catastrophic place, with dozens of tools at its disposal to wipe out all life on Earth with almost no warning.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video of the meeting on YouTube

Summer Solstice

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

This is the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere, and the first day of winter in the southern hemisphere. The Sun will have reached its northernmost position in the sky, with the north pole tilting towards the sun.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (NO GO)

Monday, June 19, 2017 to Thursday, June 22, 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.

M51: Whirlpool Galaxy (0.8m Schulman Telescope)

UofT Planetarium: A Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Friday, June 16, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm and 8:10pm


Solar System Social #5

Friday, June 16, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Woodhouse Brewing Co. presents the latest round of Solar System Social, Toronto's planetary science speaker series.
Canada 150 logo

Deer Park Library: Canada 150: Canada's Amazing Astronomical Achievements, 1867-2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:45pm

If astronomy was an Olympic sport, Canada would surely be a medallist.

Thorncliffe Library: Grand Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Thursday, June 15, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us to learn about the grand discovery of gravitational waves, whose existence was first predicted by Albert Einstein a hundred years ago.

Richview Library: Cosmology, Cell Phones and Video Games

Thursday, June 15, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Prof. Keith Vanderlinde has spent the last decade building and using telescopes to study the Universe: its composition, history, and eventual fate.

The Truth is in the Stars: a panel on science and creativity

Perimeter Institute: The Truth is in the Stars: a panel on science and creativity (WEBCAST)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 -
8:30pm to 9:30pm

Does our society have the capacity to live up to Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision for humanity’s future?