Events

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night (GO for Saturday)

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on the evenings of both August 17th and 18th for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, August 17, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, August 17, at The Great Hall! It'll be another fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, prizes, and Dunlap merchandise for sale!

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, August 18, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

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.
Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos (SOLD OUT)

Friday, August 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Speaker Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, August 25, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

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

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.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Saturday, September 8, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

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.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, September 15, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

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.

Science Literacy Week 2018

Science Literacy Week 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018 to Sunday, September 23, 2018

Science Literacy Week is a week-long celebration of science in Canada.

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.

Maria A. Shchuka Library: Cosmology, Cell Phones and Video Games

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for a Science Literacy Week talk with Professor Keith Vanderlinde! Professor Vanderlinde has spent the last decade building and using telescopes to study the universe: its composition, history, and eventual fate.

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.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm

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.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, October 8, 2018 to Thursday, October 11, 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, October 10, 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, October 12, 2018 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on October 12 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Observing from the city

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

Monday, October 15, 2018 to Thursday, October 18, 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 Family Lecture Night - Observe the Moonlight (WAITLIST)

Saturday, October 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is a NASA-hosted annual worldwide public event that aims to celebrate our appreciation and understanding of Earth's nearest neighbour through art, culture, and science.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -
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. Talk starts at 7:30pm, socializing at 7:00pm.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, October 27, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, November 5, 2018 to Thursday, November 8, 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, November 7, 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.

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