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RAN ONLINE - December 01, 2021
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/4o2-Q7ptoKI
The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
A new year brings new astronomical events! We’ll spend this session giving you a sneak peak of the best astronomy events coming in 2022 - meteor showers, elongations and conjunctions, eclipses and occultations, and the return of Mars.
2021-12-12 Sunday Sungazing
Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Safely observe the Sun with us, from the comfort of your home! During these family-friendly sessions, a DDO Astronomer will answer your questions about our closest star: the Sun!
SkyNews: Subs and Stars
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Register for the fourth session of Subs and Stars, an eight-part instructional online series that teaches people how astrophotos are built and edited.
2021-12-17 Up in the Sky
Friday, December 17, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us, from the comfort of your home! This program provides an illustrated one-hour presentation and discussion about what exciting celestial events to look for each season.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting. This is where our members get to show their latest projects or give tutorials and tips on just about everything to do with astronomy.

2022-01-07 Astronomy Speakers Night
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us, from the comfort of your home! This program will feature live-stream views from the DDO's 74-Inch telescope (Weather permitting). Explore breaking news from space and current research into what lies beyond our home planet!

Astro Trivia Night - January 11th, 2022
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The best kind of trivia is astronomy trivia!
2022-01-16 Ask an Astronomer
Sunday, January 16, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Explore the Universe - from the comfort of your home!

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night where a professional astronomer gets to tell us about their latest research.

Robotic Telescope for Classrooms

Introducing the RASC’s newest outreach program, Robotic Telescope for Classrooms! This brand new program gives students and teachers the opportunity to work with real exoplanet transit data collected by the RASC’s robotic telescope.

Allan I. Carswell Observatory
Join the Allan I. Carswell Observatory for weekly Online Public Viewing, York Universe and TeleTube

For RASC members, we offer computer software training on Stellarium. It is a popular and powerful planetarium application available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers. The full software for computers is free.

This article was prepared for people attending the telescope clinic, organised by the RASC, Toronto Centre. But it contains information useful for any new or novice telescope user.

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Join us online to learn basic astronomy that you can do on your own from your backyard!
From Canada to the Moon
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/yRG5ecE0HMM
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Join us for one of our talks!

Speakers from across the country will be joining us to share their areas of astronomical expertise. Check back here regularly to see who will be speaking next.

Big Binoculars - Prepare to be AMAZED!

Ever wondered how far using binoculars can take you in astronomical observations? Well, Darren Hennig is prepared to show you just how far you can take it.

RAN ONLINE - November 3, 2021
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/NfHnRTjZ__M
My First Star Party Up North

Ever wondered what it's like to go to a star party for the first time? Well, Mayvis Rebeira details her first experiences at two different star parties in the summer of 2021 despite the pandemic.

An Introduction to Asteroid Occultations with Tom Luton

Do you want something that challenges your astronomy skills yet is very rewarding and contributes to Citizen Science? Well, why not try Asteroid Occultations? Tom Luton explains the ins and outs to get you started and on your way.

Planet Party!
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/MR8CTh-mwSo
OccultWatcher Software Demonstration by Denis Grey

If you would like to contribute to Citizen Science with your astronomy activities, Denis Grey would like you to consider Occultations. Denis explains what they are and why they're important to science.

RAN ONLINE - September 08, 2021
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/OtcXETzmLN8