Events

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Friday, February 22, 2019 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Dunlap Institute SpaceTime

Dunlap Institute: SpaceTime

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
It's Time for Space! We’re super-excited to announce our new event series: SpaceTime! SpaceTime is an all-ages, inclusive celebration of astronomy, curiosity, and discovery.
Mars

RCIScience/RASC Lecture: Should Humans Go to Mars? (WAITLIST)

Sunday, February 24, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

What can we learn with humans that the much safer robotic explorers cannot tell us? Is it worth the risk? Is there really any reason to go to Mars other than "because it's there?"

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, February 27, 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.

Sunrise

First Light - Spring 2019 (1/3)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre, invites new members and their family who are also members, to join an orientation get together – First Light 2019.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Friday, March 1, 2019 -
6:15pm to 8:30pm

Showtimes: 6:15pm, 7:30pm

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, March 2, 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.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Saturday, March 2, 2019 -
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 to Thursday)

Monday, March 4, 2019 to Thursday, March 7, 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.

Kepler Space Telescope

UofT AstroTour: Kepler’s Story: How one telescope changed everything we know about exoplanets

Thursday, March 7, 2019 -
8:00pm to 10:30pm

Astronomers discovered the first planets outside of our solar system almost thirty years ago, opening up an exciting new field of research in astronomy.

Michel Fich

RASC Hamilton: New Frontiers in Observational Cosmology

Thursday, March 7, 2019 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Our most recent generation of cosmology experiments, such as the Planck satellite and observations of distant supernovae, has reduced all of cosmology to the very precise measurement of eight parameters.

Millennium Square

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

Friday, March 8, 2019 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

A Step Back, and a Look Up

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: A Step Back, and a Look Up

Friday, March 8, 2019 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Amateur astronomy is a hobby of great diversity.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, March 9, 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.

Evening Telescope Observing

OSC: Evening Telescope Observing

Saturday, March 9, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Have you ever looked through a telescope? Take a tour of the night sky through a telescope and snap a photo or two of your favourite celestial body.

City Star Party

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

Monday, March 11, 2019 to Thursday, March 14, 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.

Kepler planetary discoveries

UofT Planetarium: Kids March Break Show

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am

Rocket away from the Earth on a tour through our solar system and beyond. Starting with highlights from the Toronto night sky, this show will take you on an epic cosmic journey.

Brittney Cooper

Speaker's Night: Scattering Throughout the Solar System

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Stunning optical effects such as rainbows, halos, and the opposition surge are observed frequently on Earth, but many of these features have also been observed on planetary bodies throughout the solar system.

Sunrise

First Light - Spring 2019 (2/3)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre, invites new members and their family who are also members, to join an orientation get together – First Light 2019.

Kepler planetary discoveries

UofT Planetarium: Kids March Break Show

Thursday, March 14, 2019 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

Showtimes: 11:00am, 1:00pm

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Friday, March 15, 2019 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

CANPEAKS Adventures

CANPEAKS: Connect with the Stars

Saturday, March 16, 2019 -
8:30pm to 11:30pm

CANPEAKS and local astronomer Tim Claydon from the Durham Region Astronmical Association, welcome you to Connect with the Stars!

Ele Willoughby

Albert Campbell Library: Being an Astronaut Candidate

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Ele Willoughby, PhD, talks about her experience of being part of the Canadian Space Agency's Astronaut Recruitment Program.

Dr. Renée Hložek

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, March 22, 2019 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Join on us on Friday March 22, at The Great Hall for an evening of pints, astronomy news, and mind-expanding talks from University of Toronto astronomers.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Saturday, March 23, 2019 -
6:15pm to 8:30pm

Showtimes: 6:15pm, 7:30pm

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, March 27, 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.

Sunrise

First Light - Spring 2019 (3/3)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre, invites new members and their family who are also members, to join an orientation get together – First Light 2019.

Earth Hour

Earth Hour

Saturday, March 30, 2019 -
8:30pm to 9:30pm
Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, April 1, 2019 to Thursday, April 4, 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.

Ele Willoughby

Danforth/Coxwell Library: Being an Astronaut Candidate

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Ele Willoughby, PhD, talks about her experience of being part of the Canadian Space Agency's Astronaut Recruitment Program.

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