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Ontario Science Centre: Halloween Star Party!
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
Join the OSC for a family-friendly, fright-filled night of stargazing and other spooky science activities. This year is all about combining Hollywood and Halloween to highlight the love of the scary movie.
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.
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.
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.