Events

ASX - How to Measure the Unverse's Oldest Light
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

It may surprise you to know that we can still observe the Big Bang, in a way! In fact, every time you accidentally flip to TV static, you're watching a fragment of it right there!

OSC Virtual Star Party
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

Stargaze with us during our first ever virtual Star Party on YouTube!

Cosmos From Your Couch
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
“O, swear not by the moon, th’inconstant moon
That monthly changes in her circled orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable”
Explore the Universe
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
This week we are catching the Moon early in its cycle, which means we have the opportunity to spot quite a few craters. We'll be seeking out the diamond ring crater this week!
Millennium Square
Friday, August 21, 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, August 25, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Summer 2020 evenings will feature Jupiter and Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, and Mars, too! We'll preview how to view those planets, what features on them to look for, and some observing tips.
Explore the Universe
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Mars and the Moon are getting close this week! Once you spot those in the next couple days, we'll be on the hunt for a little bit of everything, and a lot of double stars.
Explore the Universe
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Happy Fall Equinox! We'll spend this session talking a bit about what equinoxes and solstices actually are, and will then jump into some lunar targets.
Millennium Square
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

Explore the Universe
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
It's a great week for some planetary observing! Mars is at opposition, which means it'll be big and bright and beautiful as we come between it and the Sun.
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.
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.

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.