Events

Out of Space
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/7brjjmJF7-U
Astronomy Cafe
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 10:30pm to 11:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/KArBL3dsNl8
Sunday Sungazing July 11
Sunday, July 11, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Safely observe the Sun with us, from the comfort of your home! During these family-friendly sessions, a DDO Astronomer will answer your questions about our closest star: the Sun!
RAN ONLINE - July 07, 2021
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/x5DsnFx6Hlg
Stellaris
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/77V4l9XFRZg
Astro Trivia Night
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
They say the third time’s the charm - are you ready to prove it?
Director Delaney Disengagement Derby
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

SPECIAL EVENT ALERT: We have an upcoming celebration for our very own Professor Paul Delaney, stepping down as a director of the observatory!

ASX Star Talk: Revealing the nature of dark matter with strong gravitational lensing
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
How are astronomers investigating dark matter by analyzing gravitational lenses? Learn more at the ASX's upcoming Star Talk on June 28 with Dr. Daniel Gilman, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto's David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics.
RASC 2021 GA
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 12:00pm to Monday, June 28, 2021 - 5:00pm

The RASC GA is a four-day event, jam-packed with exciting events and fun for the entire family.

Moon at Noon
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Did you manage to find all the targets? We'll go over everything you need to know to apply for your pin and observing certificate! Who doesn't love a pin and certificate?
Native Skywatchers - Educator and Community Workshop
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 10:00am to 2:20pm

Join us for an exciting, action-packed, two-day livestream event! Leaders at the forefront of Indigenous STEM and Indigenous Astronomy revitalization movements will share their work and perspectives.

Native Skywatchers - Educator and Community Workshop
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 10:00am to 2:20pm

Join us for an exciting, action-packed, two-day livestream event! Leaders at the forefront of Indigenous STEM and Indigenous Astronomy revitalization movements will share their work and perspectives.

Moon at Noon
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
It's Apollo day! Finally, we get the chance to find both the first and last Apollo landing sites. Bring your questions about the Moon landings! We encourage you to share any annular eclipse photos you may have gotten from this morning as well.
Astro Trivia Night
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Attention astronomy all-stars! Back by popular demand, we're bringing you another Astro Trivia Night.

Jun 6 Sunday Sungazing
Sunday, June 6, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Safely observe the sun with us, from the comfort of your home! During these family-friendly sessions, a DDO Astronomer will answer your questions about our closest star: the sun!
Moon at Noon
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Next week there will be a partial solar eclipse! In some places it'll even be an annular eclipse. We'll be spending this session talking about eclipses.
RAN ONLINE - June 02, 2021
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/gcXuIvJJosw
Ask an Astronomer May 30
Sunday, May 30, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Explore the Universe - from the comfort of your home!

Kim Tait
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Kim Tait, Royal Ontario Museum

Moon at Noon
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Today's targets will be more morning observations, and include the Apollo 16 landing site!
Astrophysciennes et astrobiologistes
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
The Origins Institute and Consulat Général de France à Toronto, in partnership with the McMaster Alumni Association, are extremely excited to announce a free, public, online, two-part symposium.
The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Join us online to learn basic astronomy that you can do on your own from your backyard!

Astrophysciennes et astrobiologistes
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
The Origins Institute and Consulat Général de France à Toronto, in partnership with the McMaster Alumni Association, are extremely excited to announce a free, public, online, two-part symposium.
Up in the Sky May 21
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 9:00pm to 10:30pm

Join us, from the comfort of your home! This program provides an illustrated one-hour presentation and discussion about what exciting celestial events to look for each season.

Chris Gainor
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm

This year NASA issued Not Yet Imagined, written by the history journalist and astronomer Chris Gainor, covering the first three decades of Hubble Space Telescope Operations.

Moon at Noon
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
We have some niche topics today, including how to use math and your own photos of the Moon to measure the depth of craters.

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