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The Sky This Month Dec 13, 2017 to Jan 23, 2018
On December 13, 2017, Ed Treijs, a Toronto Centre member, gave a presentation on the highlights in the night sky for the coming weeks.
Observing from the city

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

Monday, January 22, 2018 to Thursday, January 25, 2018

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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 -
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.

Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe

Friday, January 26, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, January 27, 2018 -
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.

RASC 150 logo

RASC 150 Years: National Star Party

Saturday, January 27, 2018 -
2:00pm to 8:00pm

The celebration of the RASC's sesquicentennial will begin on January 27, 2018 with a cross-country star party that will combine solar and lunar observing, local Centre exhibits and displays, as well as many other festive events.

Alanna Mitchell

RCIS Lecture: The Spinning Magnet

Thursday, February 1, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

With Alanna Mitchell, acclaimed science journalist, author and contributor to CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks.

Magnetars: Nature at its extremes

UofT AstroTour: Magnetars: Nature at its extremes

Thursday, February 1, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Magnetars are some of the most extreme objects in the known universe. Though small in size, they possess the strongest magnetic fields in the universe and are the densest objects known.

ASX - Into the Unknown

ASX Symposium: Into the Unknown: The Future of Space Exploration

Friday, February 2, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

This is the 15th Annual Symposium organized by ASX and this year's theme is: "Into the Unknown: The Future of Space Exploration"

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night where a professional astronomer gets to tell us about their latest research. Talk starts at 7:30pm, socializing at 7:00pm.

Laura Parker

RASC Mississauga: The Dark Universe

Friday, February 9, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Dr. Laura Parker will give an overview of the techniques used to map the universe on the largest scales, which have enabled us to measure dark energy and dark matter.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, February 9, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, February 9, at The Great Hall! It'll be another fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, prizes, and Dunlap merchandise for sale!

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night: Monday to Thursday)

Monday, February 12, 2018 to Thursday, February 15, 2018

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.

WPSE 2018 Conference

Women in Planetary Science and Exploration: WPSE 2018 Conference

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

WPSE 2018 is an opportunity for scientists and engineers to showcase their recent findings in the field of planetary science and exploration.

Winter WonderLearn

Clarington Public Library: Winter WonderLearn

Monday, February 19, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

The RASC - Toronto Centre will be an active participant at the annual Winter WonderLearn held in Courtice.

Voyager at 40

The two Voyager spacecraft were launched in 1977, over 40 years ago. Over a period of 12 years, they explored the four outer planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

Video: Solar Eclipse Roundup - Part 4

Two members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre went down south to view the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse.

'Oumuamua: Visitor from Another Solar System

On December 13, 2017, at the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre, Ron Macnaughton gave a presentation on the mystery of the celestial object called 'Oumuamua. Is it a comet or an asteroid? Where did it come from?

The Voyage of Cassini
On November 29, 2017 at the Toronto Centre's Speaker's Night, Paul Delaney, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at York University, discussed the successful voyage of the space probe Cassini to Saturn.
From Messiers to Spiral Arms

On November 15, 2017, Ron Macnaughton, a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, discussed how the distribution of Deep Sky objects helped us discover our own Galaxy - the Milky Way.

These Old Eyes - They Ain't What They Used To Be!
Dr. Ralph Chou, Professor Emeritus at the School of Optometry & Vision Science at the University of Waterloo and President of the RASC - Toronto Centre, covered the topic of aging eyes and what it can mean to astronomers.
Jill Tarter - A Cosmic Perspective

On September 23, 2017, Dr. Jill Tarter discussed the SETI Institute's search for extraterrestrial intelligence and how it reflects on ourselves in Ontario Science Centre's Great Conversation Series.