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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
'Oumuamua: Visitor from Another Solar System

On December 13, 2017, at the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre, Ron Macnaughton gave a presentation on the mystery of the celestial object called 'Oumuamua. Is it a comet or an asteroid? Where did it come from?

Video: Solar Eclipse Roundup - Part 4

Two members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre went down south to view the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse.

The Voyage of Cassini
On November 29, 2017 at the Toronto Centre's Speaker's Night, Paul Delaney, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at York University, discussed the successful voyage of the space probe Cassini to Saturn.
The Sky This Month Nov - Dec 2017

Blake Nancarrow, your "Space Tour Guide" and a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, gave a talk showing this coming month's celestial highlights.

Solar Eclipse Trip Roundup - Part 3

Last August, various members of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre, took trips to see the total eclipse of the sun on August 21, 2017. Here is Part 3 of their exploits.

From Messiers to Spiral Arms

On November 15, 2017, Ron Macnaughton, a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, discussed how the distribution of Deep Sky objects helped us discover our own Galaxy - the Milky Way.

Moon and Venus before dawn

Morning planets include Venus and Jupiter; catch Mercury and Saturn at dusk. The Moon will not interfere with the Leonid meteor shower this year. Try for Lunar X and the Straight Wall near First Quarter.

These Old Eyes - They Ain't What They Used To Be!
Dr. Ralph Chou, Professor Emeritus at the School of Optometry & Vision Science at the University of Waterloo and President of the RASC - Toronto Centre, covered the topic of aging eyes and what it can mean to astronomers.
Solar Eclipse Roundup - Part 2

In August, some members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre, headed south and west to the United States to view the total eclipse of the sun on August 21, 2017.

"Drop the Drought", "Yes I Can" and Canadian Space Agency Visit

Arushi Nath presented his award-winning science project "Drop the Drought," and Artash Nath her "Yes I Can" project at RASC's Recreational Astronomy Night meeting, which was held on October 11, 2017 at the Ontario Science Centre.

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