Events

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!
Katie Mack: The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)
Monday, October 5, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In elegant and humorous prose which makes her book highly engaging and readable, theoretical astrophysicist, Dr Katie Mack, makes clear almost immediately where her story will end: with the end. Of Everything.

Journey to Mars
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Announcing the October Mars Opposition Event!

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

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE.
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.
Alysa Obertas
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/vaYABVy45m4
ASX - Hands-On Astronomy
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Professional astronomy has long since moved past the telescopes of Kepler and Galileo. How do the massive astronomical instruments you see in the news work, and how are they designed?

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.

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Struggling to set up your telescope? Can’t see Jupiter as clearly as you want to? We’ll set up our scopes to show you exactly what we do each time, give you some tips to make your telescope observing sessions even better, and recommend some gadgets and accessories.
Shoot the Moon
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

You are invited to a Zoom meeting called "Shoot the Moon" in which we use live views of the crescent Moon to examine its major features like craters and mountains, and talk about their formation.

Star Medicine Celebration
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Symposium featuring gathering of Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, Elders, educators and scholars to share and exchange towards reclaiming, preserving, and revitalizing Star Knowledge with Indigenous communities worldwide.
City Star Party
Monday, September 21, 2020 to Thursday, September 24, 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.

Hot air or big news: life on Venus?
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 4:00pm to 4:15pm

In a year filled with previously unimagined news, this announcement might have been the most surprising: Scientists have identified signs of possible life, not far out in the galaxy, but right next door, on Venus.

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.
RAN ONLINE - September 16, 2020
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/IAbBkJgb2Cg
Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Monday, September 14, 2020 to Thursday, September 17, 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.

Planet Party!
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 8:00pm to 11:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/b1HoUsDjXxI

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