Events

Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Monday, August 17, 2020 to Thursday, August 20, 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.

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!

Cosmos From Your Couch
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Misconceptions are deeply-held beliefs which are incorrect. People have misconceptions about the most basic of astronomical topics, such as the cause of the seasons.
The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
The skies down under (and in South America and Africa) host amazing sights not visible from Canada. We'll use Stellarium to travel to the Southern Hemisphere and see the sights.
Einstein's Great Prediction: The Discovery of Gravitational Waves
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Just over one hundred years ago Albert Einstein revealed the Theory of General Relativity and one of its predictions, the existence of gravitational waves.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, August 8, 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, August 6, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
It's the Perseids Meteor Shower! This week we will be passing through a cloud of dust left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle, which means we'll have the chance to see shooting stars.
Space Educators Institute Conference 2020
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 12:00pm to Friday, August 7, 2020 - 4:00pm

The Space Educators Institute is 3-day conference focused on providing training in space-themed resources for formal and informal educators from across Canada.

Cosmos From Your Couch
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Eighty-five percent of the matter in our universe is made up of a mysterious invisible substance scientists call “dark matter.”
David Levy
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Comet NEOWISE has been the sensation of our July skies, the first naked-eye comet for the Northern Hemisphere in ages.

Cosmos From Your Couch
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Do you have a question for one of our astronomers? Our expert team will be live on Tuesday, July 28th at 7pm EDT for a “Cosmos From Your Couch” – Q and A edition!

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
We're diving into some more constellations this week! We'll go over Cygnus, Lyra and Aquila, the three constellations that contain the bright stars in the Summer Triangle, and some of the cool objects you can find in those constellations!
City Star Party
Monday, July 27, 2020 to Thursday, July 30, 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.

Millennium Square
Friday, July 24, 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, July 23, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
This week we're looking for the constellations that make up the Summer Triangle, an easy-to-find asterism in our night sky. We'll also look at a few more objects on the Moon, and if you're feeling adventurous you can try to spot Jupiter and Saturn right next to the Moon too.
Kortright Astronomy
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 8:00pm to Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 12:00am

First, receive a detailed introduction to the basics of astronomy through an indoor presentation. Learn your way around the night sky in an amazing portable planetarium.

Cosmos From Your Couch
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Shortly after the big bang, the universe was a cold, dark place, barely recognizable to those of us used to seeing beautiful telescope images of a sky filled with brilliant lights.
Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Monday, July 20, 2020 to Thursday, July 23, 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.

RASC Colour Seal
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Are you interested in learning how to navigate the night sky? Do you have a telescope or pair of binoculars and not sure how to use them to their full potential?
Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/tpgioCuuks8
Perseverance on Mars
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

NASA’s newest rover Perseverance launches July 30. Ahead of the big day, join planetary scientists Sara Mazrouei and Tanya Harrison on Wednesday, July 15 at 2 p.m. for a Facebook Live event all about the Red Planet.

Cosmos From Your Couch
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The colourful stars and galaxies that we can see with our eyes and traditional telescopes are only a small portion of the light coming from the sky.

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
The best objects of all types to see in the summer months, using unaided eyes, binoculars, and telescopes. We'll give you some tips on using nebula filters, and dive into some history about Scorpius and Sagittarius!
Star Light, Star Bright with Dr. Rachel Ward-Maxwell
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Ever wonder what that bright object is in the night sky? From dying stars to shooting stars, there are many astronomical phenomena which have long inspired curiosity, fear, and awe.
Extraordinary Exoplanets with Emily Deibert
Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Over 4000 exoplanets have been discovered to date—but what do we really know about them, and how do we know it?

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE.
Christa Van Laerhoven
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The collections of moons that orbit our giant planets are very like miniature planetary systems, each with their own dramatic history.

City Star Party
Monday, June 29, 2020 to Thursday, July 2, 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.

Millennium Square
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

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