Events

Canada’s Future in Space
Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Webinar to engage Canadian students and young professionals in a discussion on the future of the Canadian space sector!
Empathy, Positionality & Creating Inclusive Environments
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Having an inclusive community within RASC creates a culture where marginalized people can thrive.
OSC Family Trivia Night
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm

Get ready for another Family Trivia Night! This time, we’re covering all things space—from stars and asteroids to black holes and dwarf planets—to celebrate International Astronomy Day.

Friends of the DAO
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 10:00pm to 10:45pm

Take a guided tour of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, including the Plaskett telescope and Centre of the Universe located in Victoria, BC.

Moon at Noon
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
We have a whopping 19 targets to cover this session, so we will spend lots of time focusing on how to find them!
Mars rover navigation 101
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
In this live public talk, Olivier Lamarre will briefly cover how current rovers safely navigate autonomously on the surface of Mars and how teams of human operators help them remotely.
2021 Helen Sawyer Hogg Prize Lecture
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
From the Possibility to the Certainty of a Supermassive Black Hole
Prof. Andrea Ghez (UCLA), 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics Laureate
The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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

UofGH Science Rendezvous
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
The University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) is “over the moon” to host their 4th annual Science Rendezvous (SR) event.
Indus Space Virtual Science Chase
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:00pm
Join us for a virtual edition of Science Rendezvous 2021!
2021 H.L. Welsh Lectures in Physics
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The Welsh Lectures in Physics have been held annually since 1975 in honour of H.L. Welsh, a distinguished former faculty member in the Physics Department.

Moon at Noon
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
For the first time in this series, we'll be looking for the Moon in the morning (or really late at night, if you're a night owl).
RAN ONLINE - May 05, 2021
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/Dz1OpgMH75E
Art, Indigenous Astronomy & NASA - Making Spirit, Making Art
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for an exciting live show at the intersection of art, culture, and science.

Moon at Noon
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
We'll be taking a pause on targets today to talk about any observing problems you may be tackling.
The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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

Up in the Sky
Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

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.

Emily Carney
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: Emily Carney

Moon at Noon
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
We have our first day of finding lunar landing locations! Moon at Noon cohost John loves the Apollo missions, so you bet we'll be talking about Apollo 12 and 14.
Tim Russ
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/1dvpFpFvNPk
Sunday Sungazing
Sunday, April 18, 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!
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join our astronomers from the comfort of your home with our family friendly Spring Break virtual programming! Take a virtual tour of the DDO and the night sky. Find out what’s up in the night sky tonight and make your own Star Finder.

Moon at Noon
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
We have lots of cool-looking craters on our target lists today, so we'll be going over how to identify crater features.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join our astronomers from the comfort of your home with our family friendly Spring Break virtual programming! Take a virtual tour of the DDO and the night sky. Find out what’s up in the night sky tonight and make your own Star Finder.

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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

Yuri's Night Canada
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

On the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first orbit around Earth, tune in for a fun, live interview showcase of Canadian space experts.

Space Engineer's Virtual March Break Camp
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 1:00pm to Friday, April 16, 2021 - 2:30pm
Think Like A Space Engineer All Week!
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Join our astronomers from the comfort of your home with our family friendly Spring Break virtual programming! Take a virtual tour of the DDO and the night sky. Find out what’s up in the night sky tonight and make your own Star Finder.

Breakthrough Discuss 2021
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 11:00am to Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 2:00am
Tune in for Breakthrough Initiatives' free Breakthrough Discuss 2021 virtual conference featuring fascinating panels including RASC-TC member Prof. Sara Seager.

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