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Solar Observing

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 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.

DDO Members' Night

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 5:30pm
Learn how to star hop to find that object you are after in the sky.

Sometimes objects like the moon, planets or asteroids move in front of a star. An observer in the right location can see the star disappear or dim for a few seconds then brighten again.

March is the best month to try the Messier Marathon. We start the month off with a Lunar X opportunity. Later this week one might see the "Handle of Moon" and the naked-eye occultation of lambda Geminorium.

Speaker's Night: The Dark Matter Universe

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 7:30pm

Dr. Sean Tulin, York University

Total Solar Eclipse Tour Indonesia 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016 (All day)

The RASC Toronto Centre and Bestway Tours & Safaris are pleased to announce that reservations are being accepted for the Centre’s expedition to observe the total solar eclipse on 9 March 2016 from Pangkalan Bun on the island of Born

Image by Lynn Hilborn taken from the Canaveral National Seashore January 20, 2015.   An Atlas V rocket launches; in the frame comet Lovejoy, Orion and the Pleiades are also seen.

Sunchie presented tips for getting started with night-time timelapse photography at our recent recreational astronomy night. Below is his presentation in PDF format.

Dark Sky Star Party

Monday, March 16, 2015 (All day)

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.