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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.

NOVA (New Observers to Visual Astronomy) is the public introduction to astronomy course that is designed to show the novice astronomer the wonders of the night sky and how to enjoy them.

Gravitational Waves

Catherine Woodford, a PhD Candidate at UofT Physics and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics presented a talk on Gravitational Waves at the RASC - Toronto Centre Speaker's Night held on March 7, 2018 at the Ontario Science

Sunrise

The 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.

The Sky This Month February 21 - March 20, 2018

Andy Beaton, a member of the Toronto Centre, presented the upcoming highlights in the night skies for the month of March 2018.

Balcony Astro-Imaging, Reaching New Heights

Adrian Aberdeen gave an inspiring presentation on his successful astro-imaging from the second floor balcony of his apartment in the light polluted City of Toronto.

Double Stars, Unnoticed Treasures

Blake Nancarrow, a Toronto Centre member, laid out a very convincing case that double stars have been unloved for far too long and need to be on your next observing list.

Space Stories at the Ontario Science Centre
On February 7, 2018, Dr. Rachel Ward-Maxwell, Researcher and Programmer for Astronomy and Space Sciences at the Ontario Science Centre, discussed her experiences with presenting Space Science to all ages.
The Sky This Month Jan 24 - Feb 21, 2018

Andy Beaton, a member of the Toronto Centre, presented The Sky This Month for Jan 24 to Feb 21, 2018 at the Recreational Astronomy Night. The meeting was held at the Ontario Science Centre on January 24, 2018.

Space Conspiracies, Myths and Fake News

On January 24, 2018 Alex Stanomir discussed a variety of conspiracy theories about space and whether or not they had any validity.

Starlore and Indigenous Constellations over Turtle Island

At the Recreational Astronomy Night on January 24, 2018, Frank Dempsey talked about the Indigenous legends of the constellations over Turtle Island (aka North America).

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