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Solar System configuration for 8 pm February 22, 2017

Here are the notes for The Sky This Month for the period of February 22 to March 22, 2017 presented by Chris Vaughan at the RAN Meeting on Februry 22, 2017.

The highlights include:

Feb 26 – Mars 34’ from Uranus

Marianne Mader

RASC Mississauga: Hunting Meteorites at the End of the World

Friday, February 24, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Camping and working in the southernmost, coldest, highest, driest, windiest, least populated continent on Earth is no easy feat! Every year a team of meteorite hunters collects meteorites along the base of the Transantarctic Mountains.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, February 27, 2017 to Thursday, March 2, 2017

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.

Perimeter Institute: A New Era in Astronomy: Amber Straughn Public Lecture

Perimeter Institute: A New Era in Astronomy: Amber Straughn Public Lecture

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

The Hubble Space Telescope has completely revolutionized our understanding of the universe, and has become a beloved icon of popular culture.

Mike Dixon

RCIScience/RASC Lecture: Growing Food in Space

Thursday, March 2, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

If humans hope to ever get to Mars or farther, we will need to be able to grow food in space.

SEDS Canada - Ascension 2017 Conference

SEDS-Canada: Ascension 2017 Conference

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 3:00pm

SEDS-Canada's annual conference is back with the theme "Paving the Way Beyond Earth." Ascension 2017 will be hosted by the University of Toronto Aerospace Team

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Observing from the city

City Star Party (first clear night: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday)

Monday, March 6, 2017 to Thursday, March 9, 2017

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.

Keavin Moore

Speaker's Night: Tatooine's Future: Fates of Planets Circling Two Suns

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Speaker: Keavin Moore, York University

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, March 10, 2017 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, March 10th, at The Great Hall! It'll be another fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, prizes, and Dunlap mechandise for sale!

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -
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.

Kid on the Moon team

Toronto Space Apps Challenge 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017

On the weekend of April 28-30, 2017, developers, makers, engineers and entrepreneurs will take on NASA-designed challenges, creating solutions that range from silly to serious, fantastical to feasible.

AstroCATS logo

AstroCATS 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 4:00pm

AstroCATS is a 2-day event featuring the largest commercial display and sale of telescopes and related astronomical products held in Canada.

Ottawa GA logo

2017 RASC General Assembly in Ottawa

Thursday, June 29, 2017 to Monday, July 3, 2017

Join the Ottawa Centre during Canada's 150th anniversary for the 2017 RASC General Assembly. See the GA website for more details.