Events

Canada and the Final Frontier
Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us as noted Canadian Space enthusiast and historian, Randy Attwood, tells us about Canada’s remarkable first steps into space!
City Star Party
Monday, November 23, 2020 to Thursday, November 26, 2020

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.

Evening Telescope Observing
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 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.

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
When better to talk about meteors and meteorites than on the peak of a meteor shower?
Origins Institute
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The Origins Institute at McMaster University invites you to a public lecture with Dr. Brad K Gibson, Professor and Director of the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Hull in the UK.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Monday, November 16, 2020 to Thursday, November 19, 2020

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.

RAN ONLINE - November 12, 2020
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/wopmFrGqBwY
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE.
Sara Seager
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In her beautiful and haunting memoir, The Smallest Lights in the Universe, MIT astrophysicist and planetary scientist, Sara Seager, chronicles the process of rediscovering a new future after a devastating tragedy.

Origins Institute
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The Origins Institute at McMaster University invites you to a public lecture with Dr. Kailash C. Sahu, an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute, and an instrument scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope.

Halloween Virtual Star Party
Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/7I0V5Xk9UJo
Gary Crawford
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

This presentation introduces the great divide between pseudoscience and science that exists in the world of archaeoastronomy, just as it does in other fields.

Explore the Universe
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
As we wrap up our series, we'll go over a few easy winter targets to get you started on your next season of observing. Join us to take a look at rising winter favourites such as Orion, Taurus, the Pleiades and the Orion Nebula.
Paul Delaney
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/NA8ghwOUjQ0
The New Era of Radio Astronomy
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Radio telescopes — such as the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), HIRAX, and the planned CHORD — will lead to unprecedented advances in astronomy. How will they shape future research?

Evening Telescope Observing
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 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.

Millennium Square
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
What’s the biggest constellation out there, and the smallest? What's the farthest thing a human eye can see - or the hottest star - or the closest star cluster?
City Star Party
Monday, October 19, 2020 to Thursday, October 22, 2020

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.

Explore the Universe
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
We're catching a few last targets and going over some previous ones that you may have missed from earlier in this series. We're going to do our best to see the Zodiacal Light this week too.
RAN ONLINE - October 14, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/bfJ-1ofwVFQ
RASC Seal
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Mars is at opposition tonight! That means it's on the exact opposite side of the sky to the Sun, and we get to see it all night long.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 to Thursday, October 15, 2020

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.

Virtual Mars Madness Event
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 9:00pm to 11:30pm

Broadcasting Live from the Richmond Hill David Dunlap Observatory!

Virtual Mars Madness Event
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 9:00pm to 11:30pm

Broadcasting Live from the Richmond Hill David Dunlap Observatory!

Journey to Mars
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 8:00pm to Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 10:00pm

Join us for a LIVE ONLINE Journey to the planet Mars!

If the weather is clear tune in to TeleTube for live images and Mars info from our students and volunteers.

Journey to Mars
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for a LIVE ONLINE Journey to the planet Mars!

If the weather is clear tune in to TeleTube for live images and Mars info from our students and volunteers.

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Today’s the day! Mars is at its closest approach to Earth, making it the biggest and brightest it will be for another 15 years!

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