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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.

Speaker's Night: Dr. Michael Reid, 'Misconceptions of the Big Bang'

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 7:00pm

Once a month, we invite someone from the scientific community to share their expertise and latest research. 

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.

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre invites new members and their family who are also members, to join an orientation get together – First Light.

For a few minutes around 8pm on September 12, Lynn Hillborn was able to image this aurora from Grafton, Ontario.

Comet Jacques with M52, the Bubble nebula and the Cave nebula.  Click on the image to enlarge.

Taken by Lynn Hilborn, Whistlestop Observatory, Grafton Ontario, August 27, 2014

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.