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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.

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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting. This is where our members get to show their latest projects, or give tutorials and tips on just about everything to do with Astronomy.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night: Monday to Thursday)

Monday, December 18, 2017 to Thursday, December 21, 2017

See the milky way and galaxies with the unaided eye. Point your telescope to find the many dim deep space objects that sprinkle the sky. Away from Toronto's light polution, there is so much to see.

Randy Attwood - Voyager

Speaker’s Night: Randy Attwood - Voyager at 40

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

The two Voyager spacecraft were launched in 1977 - 40 years ago. Over a period of 12 years, they explored the four outer planets - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The discoveries changed our understanding of our solar system.

Generator 2018

Chris Hadfield's Generator: 2018 - The Second Genius

Thursday, January 11, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:30pm
A science-based variety show aimed at blending knowledge, music and comedy
Observing from the city

City Star Party (first clear night: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday)

Monday, January 22, 2018 to Thursday, January 25, 2018

Hover above the moon like an astronaut and get eye-to-eye with the planets. Find colourful stars, star clusters, bright nebulae and even another galaxy.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, January 27, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE observing pad. This is the area in front of the Science Centre's entrance. We use specialized telescopes that are safe to aim at the Sun.

WPSE 2018 Conference

Women in Planetary Science and Exploration: WPSE 2018 Conference

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

WPSE 2018 is an opportunity for scientists and engineers to showcase their recent findings in the field of planetary science and exploration.

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.

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.

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.
"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.

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.

Harmony of the Rings

Recorded live stream of Dr. Matt Russo's talk “Harmony of the Rings” and live performance of Saturn's B Ring at the Ontario Science Centre “Celebration of Saturn” Star Party on October 7, 2017.

Jill Tarter - A Cosmic Perspective

On September 23, 2017, Dr. Jill Tarter discussed the SETI Institute's search for extraterrestrial intelligence and how it reflects on ourselves in Ontario Science Centre's Great Conversation Series.

Solar Eclipse Trip Roundup - Part 1

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

RASC-TO Total Solar Eclipse Expedition Report Aug 21st 2017

On September 13th 2017, Dr. Ralph Chou presented his report of the expedition to Salem, Oregon to view the total eclipse of the sun, at the Recreational Astronomy Night.