RASC Hamilton Centre Presents

3rd Annual, June 2015

Saturday June 27 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday June 28 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location:

Ontario Science Centre

770 Don Mills Road

Toronto, ON M3C 1T3

AstroCATS Tickets Now Available Online and New Seminar Details

May 3rd, 2015

Tickets for the AstroCATS 2015 show are now available online. Please click on our 'Tickets' link above or click here.

We have also updated our Seminar list with some great speakers.  We have divided up the talks in to three catagories:

* Seminars For The Whole Family
* Seminars For The Advanced Amateur Astronomer
* Seminars For Astrophotographers

NEW>> Youth Program - Build a Telescope - Hands-On Workshop!

Youths aged 13 to 18 will have a chance to participate in building a real telescope on Saturday and Sunday.  One of the lucky participants will even get to keep the finished product!  For more details, click here!


Posted by Jeremy May.3.2015

AstroCATS on YouTube

April 8th, 2015

The 2014 AstroCATS show was a giant success, as seen in this short video. This year's show will be even better!!!


Posted by Jeremy Apr.8.2015


AstroCATS 2015 is Coming Together

March 28th, 2015


What is the Canadian Astronomy Telescope Show?

It's just like an auto/boat/outdoor/cottage show, only with astronomy gadgets that will leave you drooling. Some exhibitors will be showcasing brand new products, others will offer a retail purchase opportunity. Some visitors will see this as an excellent opportunity to plan their next investment in new equipment. A trade show is where you get to see the "real thing" and kick a few tires (gently please!). And no trade show would be complete without fabulous door and raffle prizes!


If you are ready to buy new astronomy gear there will be approx. $ 250K+++ of merchandise available for purchase at the show. Everything from telescopes, mounts, CCD cameras, focusers, and more. There is something for everyone...entry level to high-end professional grade equipment will be on display. And there is sure to be a few "new product unveilings" at the show.
For Beginners AND Experienced Astronomers - There is something for everyone!

There will even be a seminar on how to make your own telescope!

We will have a full slate of seminars again this year! Whether you are a "newbie" looking for tips on your first telescope
purchase, an experienced astronomer, or astrophotographer, there are several seminars that offer the opportunity to learn and be entertained.

 

Door Prizes, Raffle Prizes, and Silent Auction:

Our Sponsors have been generous! There will be thousands of dollars worth of fabulous door prizes and raffle prizes
(last year we gave away over $ 15,000 in prizes). Every visitor will receive a door prize ballot and you can increase your odds of winning a fabulous prize by purchasing a Raffle Ticket ($2 or 3 for $5).

Silent Auction:

We will be hand selecting prizes donated by our generous Sponsors to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. This is a great
opportunity to walk away with some really terrific merchandise at a bargain price! Proceeds are used to fund public outreach programs so it is a win/win for everyone!

A Great Day For Families!

This is a great way to introduce the whole family to a fun, educational, and wholesome hobby. We have special seminars devoted to beginners.  For example, "Family Observing" and "Choosing Your First Telescope". The Keynote Speakers will enjoy seeing young people in the audience!

Posted by Jeremy Mar.28.2015


More Vendors for AstroCATS 2015

January 21st, 2015

We are pleased to announce more vendors for AstroCATS 2015

Welcome to both Mallincam and Celestron!  We're very happy to have you both back again for another year!

 

 Mallincam Video Astronomy   Celestron

Posted by Jeremy Jan.21.2015


First Vendors for AstroCATS 2015

January 1st, 2015

We are pleased to announce our first two vendors for AstroCATS 2015

Welcome to both Explore Scientific and Camera Concepts & Telescope Solutions!

 Camera Concepts & Telescope Solutions

Posted by Jeremy Jan.1.2015

AstroCATS 2015 Location Confirmed

January 1st, 2015

We have confirmed the location of the 3rd Annual AstroCATS tradeshow and are happy to announce that it will be taking place at the Ontario Science Centre on Saturday, June 27th and Sunday, June 28th.

We are excited to be working with the Ontario Science Centre to host Canada's only Astronomy Trade Show. We hope to have plenty of returning visitors as well as many new faces for the Trade Show.

Posted by Jeremy Jan.1.2015