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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
David Dunlap Observatory Public Grand Opening Day

On June 9, 2018 the public joined in the celebration of the Grand Opening of the David Dunlap Observatory under its new ownership, the Town of Richmond Hill. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada helped in this celebration.

DDO Dome and Administration Building

It is a pleasure to announce that the RASC Toronto Centre is back at the David Dunlap Observatory after a nearly two-year hiatus.

History of the RASC at the David Dunlap Observatory

On June 9, 2018, at the Official Opening of the David Dunlap Observatory under the stewardship of the city of Richmond Hill, Toronto Centre member Eric Briggs gave a brief lecture on the history of the RASC at the DDO.

The Sky This Month May 23 - June 19, 2018

At the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting of May 23, 2018 Andy Beaton presented the upcoming highlights of the night sky and the astronomical world. This meeting was held by the Toronto Centre at the Ontario Science Centre.

Session Planning with SkyTools

On May 23, 2018, RASC member Blake Nancarrow demonstrated why SkyTools can be an important tool in your observing arsenal.

Atacama As

Toronto Centre member Charline Norgrove gave a talk on her recent trip to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile to visit the Llano de Chajnantor Observatory.

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.

Active Galaxies
On May 9, 2018, Janakan Sivasubramanium, an M.Sc. Candidate in Physics & Astronomy at York University gave a presentation to the Toronto Centre on Active Galaxies and what the possible energy source may be that drives these Galactic Monsters.
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).

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