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Speaker's Night: Mars: Are we nearly there yet?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 7:30pm

Dr. Brendan (Ben) Quine, York University

On Wednesday, March 25, Chris Vaughan presented the astronomical highlights for the next month. The presentation content, with selected charts and diagrams, is in the PDF below.

Sometimes objects like the moon, planets or asteroids move in front of a star. An observer in the right location can see the star disappear or dim for a few seconds then brighten again.

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Lynn Hilborn created this image from deep in the heart of the constellation Orion.

From the Horsehead Nebula to M78 and onward to Bernard's loop.

Beautiful Image of the planet Jupiter by Jim Chung.  The Great Red Spot is also visible.  Click on the image to embiggen.


Total Solar Eclipse Tour Indonesia 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016 (All day)

The RASC Toronto Centre and Bestway Tours & Safaris are pleased to announce that reservations are being accepted for the Centre’s expedition to observe the total solar eclipse on 9 March 2016 from Pangkalan Bun on the island of Born

Sunchie presented tips for getting started with night-time timelapse photography at our recent recreational astronomy night. Below is his presentation in PDF format.

Solar Observing

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10:00am

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TelusScape 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.

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 7:30pm

Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting.

DDO Members' Night

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 5:30pm
Join us for tips that will enhance your enjoyment of astronomy.