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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
Sky This Month Sept 13th - Oct 13th 2017

Andy Beaton presented the up-coming Sky This Month for Sept 13th to October 13th 2017. He covered The Big Picture, Planetary Highlights, Globular Clusters, Comets and Meteors, A Variable Star Campaign and Spaceflight Highlights.

Sky This Month - August 2017

Denis Grey outlined the coming month's Celestial Highlights at the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre's Recreational Astronomy Night Meeting on August 9th 2017 at the Ontario Science Centre.

Time Lapse 3D Imaging in the Antarctic Dry Valleys

Prof. David Nobes of the Department of Geophysics at the East China University of Technology led a team of scientists to Antarctica to study Polygonal Patterned Ground in the McMurdo Dry Valley.

How Ancients Predicted Eclipses

Ever wonder how past civilizations predicted eclipses and how accurate they were?

How to use solar eclipse glasses safely

Essential information for the upcoming eclipse. Dr. Ralph Chou shows how to use solar eclipse viewers or glasses safely.

How to use solar filters and make photos of the eclipse with a telescope and DSLR

Essential information for the upcoming eclipse. Dr. Ralph Chou shows how to use solar filters for your telescope safely and make photos.

Light Pollution Update 2017

Peter Hiscocks, Chair of the Toronto Centre's Light Pollution Committee, presented an update on the projects we are working on to reduce Light Pollution in Ontario.

Solar Cycle 24 Update
RASC Toronto Centre member Frank Dempsey updated where we are in Solar Cycle 24 and our probable destination to a solar minimum.
Still Hooked: Chasing Solar Eclipses

David Makepeace introduced his recent film, "Still Hooked," on his experiences chasing solar eclipses.

The Sky This Month June 21 to July 19, 2017
Video and handout of The Sky This Month, from the June 21, 2017 Recreational Astronomy Night meeting.

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