Events

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.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Saturday, October 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

CAO 2018 Fall Work Party

Saturday, October 20, 2018 to Sunday, October 21, 2018

This year’s Fall Work Party will take place from October 20-21, 2018.

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

City Star Party

City Star Party (GO for Thursday)

Thursday, October 18, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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.

Toronto Space Apps Challenge 2018 Hackathon

Toronto Space Apps Challenge 2018 Hackathon

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

On the weekend of October 19th - 21st 2018, developers, makers, engineers and entrepreneurs will take on NASA-designed challenges, creating solutions that range from silly to serious, fantastical to feasible.

York University Meteor Showers 2018

York University Observatory: Orionid Meteor Shower (first clear weeknight)

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 8:30pm to Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:30pm

Come view the 2018 Orionid Meteor Shower with the Allan I. Carswell Observatory Team at York University!

Space Unites The World Star Party

OSC: Space Unites The World Star Party

Saturday, October 13, 2018 -
6:30pm to 10:30pm

The red planet and the ringed gas giant are waiting for you among the stars. In celebration of World Space Week, observe Mars and Saturn* up close through a telescope. Launch a bottle rocket. Meet a real-life rocket scientist.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Friday, October 12, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night (NO GO for Saturday)

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 11:00pm

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

CHIME Pathfinder

CIFAR Massey Talk 2018: Solving the mystery of fast radio bursts

Thursday, October 11, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Every day, as many as 1,000 extremely fast and powerful bursts of radio waves flash out of the sky from beyond our galaxy, and we know very little about them.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/dY4TEXpzwFE
Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Tuesday)

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

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.

Draconid Meteor Shower (Outburst?)

Monday, October 8, 2018

The October Draconids, in the past also unofficially known as the Giacobinids, are a meteor shower whose parent body is the periodic comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner.

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

Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm

South Pole Telescope

UofT AstroTour: 90 Degrees South: Astronomy at the End of the World

Thursday, October 4, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:30pm

The South Pole, one of Earth’s most isolated outposts, is alive with science.

Avery Broderick

Perimeter Institute: The Event Horizon Telescope (WEBCAST)

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Dr. Avery Broderick will provide a highly accessible and interesting lecture on the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) and international efforts to interpret horizon-resolving images of numerous supermassive black holes.

SYSTEM Sounds - One Sky

SYSTEM Sounds: Nuit Blanche 2018 - One Sky

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 7:00am

On Saturday September 29th from 7:00pm to 7:00am, experience the universe through new eyes and new ears with One Sky, a Nuit Blanche Toronto installation.

OSC Nuit Blanche Toronto

OSC: Nuit Blanche 2018 - STEAM-Powered Stories

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 7:00am

Enter into a world where science, technology, engineering, art and math collide to create STEAM-Powered Stories. Take in and create new narratives through interactive experiences.

The Centre of the Milky Way Galaxy

RASC Mississauga: Under Southern Skies

Friday, September 28, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

In this talk and slide show, Michael Watson will discuss his recent month-long trip to Australia, which included several nights of stargazing and astrophotography from the dark skies of the Australian Outback.

Laura Parker

Speaker's Night: The Dark Universe

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/A1DNSteIVho

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

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

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm

Astronomical Alchemy

ASX Star Talk: Astronomical Alchemy

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Calling all space enthusiasts! Come on down to ASX's first Star Talk of the school year on Wednesday, September 26th where U of T astrophysicist Dr. Maria R. Drout will be illuminating the origins of all the elements in the universe!
Soapbox Science

Soapbox Science 2018 Toronto

Sunday, September 23, 2018 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Last year we introduced Soapbox Science to North America and we couldn’t be more excited for this year’s Toronto event! Our organizing team is preparing for another fabulous day in September at Toronto’s Word on the Street Festival.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Speaker Night (WAITLIST)

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 (SOLD OUT)

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

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

Danforth/Coxwell Library: Moon Mission

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

It's Science Literacy Week! Learn about the Moon by examining its living conditions and possible landing sites. Together you will decide which landing sites would be ideal for the next Moon Mission.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (GO)

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
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.

Fireside chat with Canadian astronauts

CSA: Fireside chat with Canadian astronauts (WEBCAST)

Friday, September 21, 2018 -
11:30am to 12:30pm

On September 21, Amber Mac will lead a discussion on space exploration with nine Canadian astronauts at the University of Ottawa. Don’t miss this unique event!

Science Literacy Week 2018

Elmbrook Park Library: Makers' Club - Moon Science

Thursday, September 20, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

In celebration of Science Literacy Week we would like you to come and learn about the moon, make moon craters, and explore moon phases.

Bubble Nebula

BeSpatial: All Things Space

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

As part of Science Literacy week, we are excited to host a free fun hands-on experience that engages the public about space science topics.

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