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The Sky This Month for the period of August 17 to September 14, 2016 was presented by Chris Vaughan at the RAN Meeting on August 17. Here is a PDF document containing all the information presented, and more.

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, August 29, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, September 1, 2016 (All day)

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.

Public Stargazing at Millennium Square, Pickering

Friday, September 9, 2016 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on September 9 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Solar Observing

Saturday, September 10, 2016 -
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.

City Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, September 12, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, September 15, 2016 (All day)

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.

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 -
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.

Speaker's Night: New eyes on our origins: the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm
With 66 radio dishes operating as a single telescope located 5 km above sea level on the Chajnantor plateau in northern Chile, the ALMA observatory was designed to probe fundamental questions about our universe.