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The Sky This Month, January 30 - February 27, 2019
On January 30, 2019 at the Recreational Astronomy Night (RAN) meeting of the Toronto Centre, Andy Beaton gave a presentation on the astronomical highlights of the upcoming month.
Dunlap Institute SpaceTime

Dunlap Institute: SpaceTime

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
It's Time for Space! We’re super-excited to announce our new event series: SpaceTime! SpaceTime is an all-ages, inclusive celebration of astronomy, curiosity, and discovery.
Mars

RCIScience/RASC Lecture: Should Humans Go to Mars? (WAITLIST)

Sunday, February 24, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

What can we learn with humans that the much safer robotic explorers cannot tell us? Is it worth the risk? Is there really any reason to go to Mars other than "because it's there?"

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, February 27, 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.

Sunrise

First Light - Spring 2019 (1/3)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

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 2019.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, March 2, 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, March 4, 2019 to Thursday, March 7, 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.

Evening Telescope Observing

OSC: Evening Telescope Observing

Saturday, March 9, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Have you ever looked through a telescope? Take a tour of the night sky through a telescope and snap a photo or two of your favourite celestial body.

City Star Party

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

Monday, March 11, 2019 to Thursday, March 14, 2019

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.

Brittney Cooper

Speaker's Night: Scattering Throughout the Solar System

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Stunning optical effects such as rainbows, halos, and the opposition surge are observed frequently on Earth, but many of these features have also been observed on planetary bodies throughout the solar system.

Sunrise

First Light - Spring 2019 (2/3)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

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 2019.

1979 Total Solar Eclipse at Gimli Airport

Speaker's Night: The 1979 Total Solar Eclipse

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video here: https://youtu.be/gvF9awBxdYs
A New Planetarium for Toronto

Henry Lotin spoke at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting of the Toronto Centre about his upcoming project for a new planetarium in Toronto and why Toronto needs one.

New Horizons: The Continuing Voyages with Professor Paul Delaney
In 2006, the space probe New Horizons set sail for the most distant planned target intercept in history: the exploration of (Dwarf) Planet Pluto in July 2015.
Air Travel 8" Dobsonian Telescope

Ever wished you could take an 8" Dobsonian telescope on an airplane as onboard luggage? Well Clay Davies has done it and he explains how he designed and built a telescope to do just that.

Dr. Rainer Weiss "Explore the Universe with Gravitational Waves"

On November 28, 2018, Dr. Rainer Weiss gave a talk on "Explore the Universe with Gravitational Waves," with Professor Sara Seager as moderator.

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.
Deep Sky Musical

Arushi and Artash Nath gave a presentation on Hubble Space Telescope photographs and how they converted their image data to music.

Hoba Meteorite in Namibia

Charline Norgrove recently took a trip to Namibia, Africa to see the Hoba Meteorite, which is the largest known meteorite (as a single piece) in the world.