Solar Observing

Safely observe the Sun* with specially filtered telescopes.

Learn about our nearest star and try your eye at spotting exotic surface features, including sunspots, spicules, and prominences.

Two images, the left side one is a close up of a solar flare and the surface of the sun with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada,s logo on top. The right hand image is a Science Centre staff member explaning solar observing to a group of visitors with a boy looking through a telescope.
  • Saturday, March 2

  • Saturday, April 6

  • Saturday, May 4

  • Saturday, June 1

  • Saturday, July 6

  • Saturday, August 10

  • Saturday, September 7

  • Saturday, October 5

  • Saturday, November 2

  • Saturday, December 7

This program is offered by members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

* Weather permitting. In the event of cloud cover, program will be rescheduled to the following Saturday.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Outside Main Entrance



  • Guide Maps

    Download a copy of our What's On Flyer & Guide Map for visitors. Printed copies of this map are also available in English and French when you arrive at the Science Centre.

  • OMNIMAX® Theatre Update

    Heads up! Our theatre needs a little TLC. It’ll be closed temporarily from April 1–5, 2019 for maintenance, but it will be back up-and-running by Saturday, April 6th!