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.
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 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