Events

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.
All Things Space - Junior Virtual Camp
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 10:30am to Friday, April 16, 2021 - 12:00pm
For Grades 1-3 youth interested in STEAM and curious about space exploration. We introduce basic topics in engaging ways all week.
Moon at Noon
Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Where do you find mountain ranges, craters and lava plains on the Moon? We'll be talking about common features, how we find them, and how we use cardinal directions on the Moon.
RAN ONLINE - April 07, 2021
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/U1y0naf9qEQ
Will Percival
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
In his April 7 webcast, cosmologist Will Percival will use recent galaxy survey results to explore the vastness of space.
Astro Trivia Night!
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Attention savvy space fans! It’s time to show off how smart you are. On Tuesday, April 6, the Dunlap Institute will host Astro Trivia Night - live and online! Win cool prizes and learn fun facts from our all-star astronomers.

Moon at Noon
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

We're back with our next online observing program! This time we'll be bringing you the Explore the Moon Observing Program. Anyone can join as we dive into craters and climb mountain ranges on our nearest neighbour.

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

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

Origins Institute
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The Origins Institute at McMaster University invites you to their e-colloquia lecture series with upcoming speaker, Dr. Nathalie A. Cabrol, Director, SETI Institute Carl Sagan Center for Research.

Ask an Astronomer
Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us, from the comfort of your home! Let us help you explore and understand the night sky!

Up in the Sky
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm

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.

Mary Beth Laychak
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: Mary Beth Laychak, Director of Strategic Communications, CFHT

Archaeoastronomy: The Astronomy of Civilizations Past
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Archaeoastronomy can be defined as "the study of how people in the past have understood the phenomena in the sky, how they have used these phenomena, and what role the sky played in their cultures."
The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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

Two Eyed Seeing: Hawai'ian Indigenous Astronomy & NASA Moon to Mars
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join us for an exciting live show on Hawai'ian Indigenous Astronomy including the revitalization of Wayfinding and traditional Hawai'ian methods of navigation.

The Life Cycle of Massive Stars
Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

This talk will explore the evolution of massive stars, starting from their birth to how they end their life in the form of a supernova.

RAN ONLINE - March 03, 2021
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/h7QNtVJP1vs
The Invisible Universe: Priyamvada Natarajan live webcast
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A hundred years ago, we believed that our own galaxy, the Milky Way, constituted the entire universe. We believed that the universe was stagnant.

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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

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