Events

Astronomy Night
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Explore the night sky through an engaging and informative presentation delivered by an astronomer. Delve into the history and mythology of the heavens, and learn how to identify the constellations.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/VZkj7paEAz8
Pluto (New Horizons)
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: Max King, University of Toronto

Transit of Mercury
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

For the first time since 2016, the planet Mercury will pass between the Earth and the Sun, making it visible as a small dot against the Sun’s disc.

Mercury Transit 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Join the Allan I. Carswell Observatory Team at York University in viewing Mercury transit the Sun! Come use solar telescopes to watch as Mercury passes in front of the Sun for the first time since 2016!

Starlab Digital Planetarium
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

This Fall and Winter, spend a Sunday afternoon in the OTHER dome at the DDO!

Evening Telescope Observing
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE observing pad. This is the area in front of the Science Centre's entrance. We use specialized telescopes that are safe to aim at the Sun.

The Horsehead Nebula (and Flame Nebula) by Trevor Jones
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

HAA welcomes Trevor Jones as our guest speaker for our first meeting at McMaster Innovation Park, our new home.

The Expanding Tension in Modern Astronomy
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for the November AstroTour! Victor Chan, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto's Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, will be sharing his expertise on cosmology!

Randy Attwood
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Speaker: Randy Attwood, FRASC, Mississauga Centre

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Since the discovery of the first exoplanets in the early 1990s, we have detected more than 4,000 worlds beyond our solar system. Many of these are similar in size to our Earth, leading to an obvious question: could any be habitable?

City Star Party
Monday, November 4, 2019 to Thursday, November 7, 2019

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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE observing pad. This is the area in front of the Science Centre's entrance. We use specialized telescopes that are safe to aim at the Sun.

Islamic Heritage Month with Astronomer Mubdi Rahman
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
This Islamic Heritage Month, join us and welcome Dr. Mubdi Rahman, a research scientist with the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics.
Bob McDonald
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In his new book An Earthling's Guide to Outer Space, beloved science commentator Bob McDonald takes us on a tour of our galaxy, unraveling the mysteries of the universe and helping us navigate our place among the sta

Stellar Fossils of the Early Universe
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Hey stargazers! Ever wonder how astronomers study the history of galaxies? If so, join ASX at our Star Talk on Wednesday, October 30, in Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories (LM), Room 161.

Bob McDonald
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Bob McDonald has been the host of CBC Radio's Quirks & Quarks since 1992. He is a regular science commentator on CBC News Network and science correspondent for CBC TV's The National. Hear him discuss his new book, An Earthling's Guide to Outer Space.
Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm

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.

DDO - Krishna Vedala
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Families will be introduced to the wonders of astronomy through a presentation on a variety of exciting astronomy topics, followed by age-appropriate celestial activities and a demonstration of the 74" telescope.

Randy Attwood
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
After five years at the helm, Randy Attwood has announced that he will step down as the Executive Director of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. To celebrate Randy’s tenure, we are hosting an open house on October 26th.
Isaac Smith
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/q353hzMM9E4
Gabriela González
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Albert Einstein predicted a century ago the existence of gravitational waves – ripples in the fabric of spacetime moving at the speed of light.

Orionid Meteor Shower 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Come view the 2019 Orionid Meteor Shower with the Allan I. Carswell Observatory Team at York University!

Starlab Digital Planetarium
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

This Fall and Winter, spend a Sunday afternoon in the OTHER dome at the DDO!

DDO - Krishna Vedala
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Speaker: Roberto Abraham 

Chris Gainor
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched 29 years ago in 1990. After overcoming problems caused by a defective main mirror, Hubble has made discoveries that have revolutionized our view of the universe we live in.

How Did We Get Here? The Cosmos, Humanity and the Unknown
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
How did the universe originate and evolve? What can science tell us about the origin of life and biological evolution? And what are the chances of extraterrestrial life?
Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/72gRvP0RT8Q
Evening Telescope Observing
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

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.

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