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The Path of Comet 46P/Wirtane through January 30, 2019

For the RAN meeting on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, Chris Vaughan presented The Sky This Month. The attached PDF document contains all of the details and selected images for the events. 

Comet Party!

Comet Party! (first clear night: Friday, Saturday or Sunday)

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 10:00pm

Come to our Comet Party to observe 46P/Wirtanen through our telescopes and binoculars. 46P/Wirtanen is the brightest comet we are likely to see for the next 20 years!

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, January 5, 2019 -
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.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, January 7, 2019 to Thursday, January 10, 2019

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.

Ontario Science Centre Evening Observing

Saturday, January 12, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre this January for a brand new evening observing program on the TELUSCAPE.

Stay tuned for more details.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night where a professional astronomer gets to tell us about their latest research.
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 -
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.

RASC Observer

Have you recently completed a RASC observing certificate programme?

Sara Seager
Recording of the November 20, 2018 live stream of the UofT Dept. of Physics J. Tuzo Wilson Lecture "Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds" by Professor Sara Seager of MIT.
New Occultation Technology Showcase

On November 7, 2018, Denis Grey gave a presentation on why amateur astronomers should consider getting into observing and recording occultations especially with the new technology that is available.

History of the Hubble Space Telescope

Chris Gainor is National RASC President and an historian who specializes in the history of space flight and aeronautics.

In the Footsteps of Nicolaus Copernicus

On October 10, 2018, Dan Falk, a Toronto Centre member, gave a presentation on his recent trip to the historical sites where Nicolaus Copernicus lived and worked in Poland.

Video: Using the Robotic Burke-Gaffney Observatory

On October 10, 2018, Blake Nancarrow presented the ease and advantages of using the remote features of the Burke-Gaffney Observatory at Saint Mary's University, Halifax.

Blake Nancarrow delivered a presentation on using BGO on 10 October 2018 at OSC. He offered a handout file with notes to accompany the presentation proper.
The Dark Universe

On September 26, 2018, Dr Laura Parker, whose area of expertise is Dark Matter, gave a presentation on The Dark Universe at the Speaker's Night hosted by the RASC - Toronto Centre.