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In the wee hours of April 15, 2014, residents of the GTA will be able to observe a Total Lunar Eclipse. At the beginning of the Eclipse, the position of the Moon will be due south and about one-third of the way up from horizon to zenith.

A lot of things happening overhead. There are many planets and comets to see. This overview was prepared by Chris Vaughan for our Recreational Astronomy Night, March 2014.

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre, invites all members and family members to join an orientation get together, named First Light. This is for all members who have not participated in this event before.

From mid-February to mid-March, there will be opportunities to see Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Venus, and Mercury. Mars, in particular, will draw closer to us and get bigger and brighter, as it heads toward opposition in April.

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

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

As of November 2013 we have four comets in the night sky that can be seen with simple telescopes and binoculars.

The 16th Annual Algonquin Adventure Star Party, held at Mew Lake Campground on September 5 – 8, 2013 had 97 attendees, even though the ‘weather gods’ didn’t co-operate during most of the official dates.  The skies were clear on th

Stephen Hawking visited SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ontario—twice! Once in 1998, and once in 2012. On June 17, 2013, I too, visited SNOLAB with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in Toronto (RASCTC) for a tour of the magnificent lab!

It's the tenth anniversary of the "great opposition" of Mars. Let's set the record straight.

Will Mars be as big as the Moon?

It’s a great combination when we can blend two nights of excellent astronomy with the annual Summer Work Party at the Toronto Centre’s Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO), and we were served up a heavy dose of both pristine conditions for observi