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Solar Observing

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 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, November 12, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting at the Ontario Science Centre.

City Star Party

Monday, November 3, 2014 (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.

Taken on the evening of October 23 from our member observatory, the Carr Astronomical Observatory, in the Thornbury area, with a great Westerly view; thank you Ian Donaldson for agreeing to share it.  Did you see it?

Between 5:39 pm Eastern Daylight Time and sunset at 6:20 pm on Thursday, October 23, 2014, residents of the GTA, eastern Ontario, and Quebec will be able to observe the first portion of a Partial Solar Eclipse.

The Sun and Moon go through near-perfect alignments. We'll have a partial solar eclipse* on Oct 23. Try to spot Mercury naked eye at the end of October. Uranus and Neptune show off different shades of blue and tiny moons. Comets abound.

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre invites new members and their family who are also members, to join an orientation get together – First Light.

For a few minutes around 8pm on September 12, Lynn Hillborn was able to image this aurora from Grafton, Ontario.

Comet Jacques with M52, the Bubble nebula and the Cave nebula.  Click on the image to enlarge.

Taken by Lynn Hilborn, Whistlestop Observatory, Grafton Ontario, August 27, 2014

Some telescopes need electricity to work properly and that electricity is often supplied by batteries. To prevent having to end your observing prematurely because you ran out of juice, RASC member Peter D.