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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
Out Of This World

2018 marks a century-and-a-half of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's promotion of astronomy and allied sciences in Canada.

The Sky This Month Apr 25 - May 22, 2018
At the April 25, 2018 meeting of the Toronto Centre, Denis Grey presented the highlights for the night sky to watch for in the upcoming month.
Video: Update Report on the E.C. Carr Astronomical Observatory

Phil Chow gave and update report on the upcoming 20-year celebration and upgrades at the E.C. Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO).

Thin Meniscus Mirrors

On April 25, 2018, at the Toronto Centre's Recreational Astronomy Night, Tom Otvos gave a presentation on the difficulties and rewards of building a meniscus mirror for his new telescope.

The Icy and Watery Worlds of our Solar System

On April 11, 2018, Jacob Kloos, a PhD Candidate at York University, gave a presentation to the RASC - Toronto Centre on the abundance of water in our Solar System and the implications for the possibility of finding life.

The attached document contains notes about the observing targets on the full moon that were described in Chris Vaughan's presentation "Making Lunar Lemonade" on Wednedsay, March 21, 2018.

The Sky This Month March 21 - April 30, 2018

Michael Watson, a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, presented the coming highlights of the night sky for the coming month at the March 21, 2018 Recreational Astronomy Night meeting held at the Ontario Science Centre.

Making Lunar Lemonade
As Chris Vaughan, a Toronto Centre RASC member says, he has "tips, tricks, and targets for observing the full moon." He gave this presentation on March 21, 2018 at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting held at the Ontario Science Centre.
Dual Solar and Lunar ISS Transit Capture

Jim Chung, a Toronto Centre RASC member, spoke of how he got a world first by capturing the International Space Station's solar and lunar transit on the same day at the same location within a time frame of 90 minutes.

Observing Report on "A Sunset"

On March 21, 2018, Ron Macnaughton gave a report on his observations of a simple sunset.

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