Events

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:05pm

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

DDO - Krishna Vedala

DDO Astronomy Paint Night (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Be inspired by the cosmos and paint your version of the night sky, galaxy, or planet! Find your inspiration from an astronomer who will start with a short introduction to an astronomy-themed topic, and with an artist-in residence.

Kortright Astronomy

Kortright Centre: Midnight Astronomy

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 8:30pm to Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Postponed to July 24, 2019

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:15pm

Katrina Ince Lum with Award

Toronto Centre Awards Picnic 2019

Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm

This year’s Awards Picnic for RASC members and their families will be held on Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 1:00pm until 7:00pm at the David Dunlap Observatory.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night: Monday to Thursday)

Monday, July 29, 2019 to Thursday, August 1, 2019

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.

Urban Bat Walk & Summer Star Party

High Park at Night: Urban Bat Walk & Summer Star Party

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Let's explore High Park's amazing and mysterious bat populations and the astronomical wonders above us with the help of our telescope!
Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing (first clear night: Friday or Saturday)

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

City Star Party

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

Monday, August 5, 2019 to Thursday, August 8, 2019

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.

All About Space Girls Program

hEr VOLUTION/Indus Space: All About Space Girls Program

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 10:00am to Friday, August 9, 2019 - 4:00pm

In order to deliver world-class programming, we partnered with Indus Space to bring you a summer program like no other: All About Space!

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm

Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to provide amazing views of the Moon, the planets and more!

Art McDonald

UofT Physics: From the tiniest particles to the farthest reaches of the Universe

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Dr. Arthur B. McDonald (Nobel Physics Laureate, 2015) will talk about subatomic physics and the search for Dark Matter at a level accessible to the general public.
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 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.

DDO - Krishna Vedala

DDO Astronomy Night

Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 8:30pm to 11:00pm

Visit a unique historical site in Richmond Hill and experience an engaging presentation led by expert and researchers in astronomy, covering a variety of exciting astronomy topics.

Space Educators Institute

Space Matters: Space Educators Institute

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 to Friday, August 16, 2019

Join us for 3 days of highly engaging inquiry-based and hands-on workshops that focus on earth, space science, astronomy, and related disciplines.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This event is held if the previous event did not happen because of overcast skies.
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE observing pad.

DDO - Krishna Vedala

DDO Astronomy Family Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 8:30pm to 11:00pm

Families will be introduced to the wonders of astronomy through a presentation on a variety of exciting astronomy topics, followed by age-appropriate celestial activities and a demonstration of the 74" telescope.

DDO - Krishna Vedala

DDO Astronomy Paint Night

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Be inspired by the cosmos and paint your version of the night sky, galaxy, or planet! Find your inspiration from an astronomer who will start with a short introduction to an astronomy-themed topic, and with an artist-in residence.

Starfest

Thursday, August 22, 2019 to Sunday, August 25, 2019
Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night: Monday to Thursday)

Monday, August 26, 2019 to Thursday, August 29, 2019

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.

City Star Party

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

Monday, September 2, 2019 to Thursday, September 5, 2019

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.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing (first clear night: Friday or Saturday)

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 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.

CAO 2019 Fall Work Party

Saturday, September 14, 2019 to Sunday, September 15, 2019

This year’s Fall Work Party will take place from September 14-15, 2019.

More details will be announced as we get closer to the date.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This event is held if the previous event did not happen because of overcast skies.
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE observing pad.

Astronomy: A Fascinating Tour of the Universe

Gerrard/Ashdale Library: Astronomy: A Fascinating Tour of the Universe

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 3:30pm to 7:00pm

Explore the biggest, fastest, brightest and most extreme things in the universe and check out a meteorite petting zoo! Presented by astronomer Tom Vassos.

John Percy

Deer Park Library: Toronto's Astronomical Heritage

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
In this profusely-illustrated, non-technical presentation, you will learn how Toronto became a "centre of the universe" for astronomical research, education, and public outreach, in parallel with the development of our city and our country over the last two centuries.
Bryan Gaensler

Barbara Frum Library: The Dish, the Desert and the Dawn of the Universe

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join University of Toronto's Dr. Bryan Gaensler as he chats about the wonders of the Universe.

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