Events

Bubble Nebula

DDO Astronomy Paint Night (CANCELLED)

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

RASC Toronto Centre presents, at the David Dunlap Observatory, Paint Night! On Tuesday 20 August, 7:30 PM, join us for a wonderful evening of nebulae and watercolours with artist Anna Ainsworth.

Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:05pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?
UTAAS Perseids Meteor Shower Trip

UTAAS: Perseids Meteor Shower Trip 2019 (SOLD OUT)

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 8:00pm to Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Come join the U of T Amateur Astronomers to watch the Perseids Meteor Shower in a dark sky environment.
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.

Can a Robot Take a Selfie?

Ontario Science Centre: Rockets, Robots & Rovers

Saturday, August 17, 2019 to Sunday, August 18, 2019

Rev up for space robotics! From satellites to soil sampling to lunar mining, experience how technology is advancing space exploration.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/_fhtKItv8kE
Kepler planetary discoveries

UofT Planetarium: Kids Summer Break Show (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:20pm

Showtimes: 11:00am, 12:30pm

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.

DDO - Krishna Vedala

DDO Astronomy Night (WAITLIST)

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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (GO for Saturday)

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.

Meteor Shower

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Annual Public Perseids Meteor Shower Night

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Join the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers for the Annual Public Perseids Meteor Shower Night.
City Star Party

City Star Party (GO for Thursday)

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 8:30pm to 11:00pm

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.

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.
Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:05pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?
Dave Williams

Ontario Science Centre: Space Startup Showcase

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

What’s next for Earth and space exploration? Explore aspects of expert missions directly from the entrepreneurs, aerospace engineers and scientists working on new technologies to advance space research.

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!

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:05pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:15pm

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!

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:05pm

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

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing (GO for Friday)

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.

Illustris TNG Collaboration

UofT AstroTour: A Brief History of Everything

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Fourteen billion years ago, the universe was little more than a cloud of hot hydrogen gas. Patrick Breysse will tell the story of how that cloud of gas evolved into all of the galaxies, stars, and planets we see around us today.

Kepler planetary discoveries

UofT Planetarium: Kids Summer Break Show

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:20pm

Showtimes: 11:00am, 12:30pm

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Wednesday)

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 8:30pm to 11:30pm

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!
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.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars (SOLD OUT)

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

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:15pm

Kortright Astronomy

Kortright Centre: Midnight Astronomy

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

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

Moon Landing Festival

Aga Khan Museum: Moon Landing Festival (Sunday)

Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing with live music, dancing, art, a food fair, and an artisan market!

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