Homepage Banner Area

News

RASC GA 2019
Here are recordings of the talks given at the RASC/AAVSO 2019 General Assembly. Latest videos: Science of the Stars: The National Heritage of the Dominion Observatory and The Past, Present and Future of Youth Outreach at the RASC
Chris Gainor
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched 29 years ago in 1990. After overcoming problems caused by a defective main mirror, Hubble has made discoveries that have revolutionized our view of the universe we live in.

Starlab Digital Planetarium
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

This Fall and Winter, spend a Sunday afternoon in the OTHER dome at the DDO!

Isaac Smith
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Isaac Smith, Assistant Professor, Planetary Science & Canada Research Chair, York University

Randy Attwood
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
After five years at the helm, Randy Attwood has announced that he will step down as the Executive Director of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. To celebrate Randy’s tenure, we are hosting an open house on October 26th.
Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Monday, October 28, 2019 to Wednesday, October 30, 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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, November 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.

City Star Party
Monday, November 4, 2019 to Thursday, November 7, 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.

Evening Telescope Observing
Saturday, November 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, November 13, 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.

Caecilia Tripp: Going Space and Other Worlding
September 11, 2019 - December 1, 2019
Working at the intersection of artistic and scientific inquiry, Paris- and New York-based Caecilia Tripp creates immersive film, participatory performance, and sculptural installations that transgress fixed identities and trespass bounded geographies in the service of more ethereal and inter-connected forms expression: from the depths of earth to the interstellar beyond.
Life of the Earth - Director X
September 22, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Immerse yourself in this massive multimedia work by Canadian contemporary artist Director X, renowned director/producer of popular music videos and feature films.
Richmond Hill DDO
Check out the DDO Astronomy Series in Richmond Hill's Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 Community Recreation Guide.
University of Toronto GeoDome Planetarium
Explore the night sky over Toronto and travel to the farthest reaches of space and time in a fascinating planetarium show presented by the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics.
Paul Delaney and Allan I. Carswell Observatory 1-metre telescope
Starting October 2, 2019
Observe the night sky on Wednesdays with a 1-metre astronomical telescope.
York University Allan I. Carswell Observatory
Year-round weekly programming:
Monday nights: York Universe and Online Public Viewing
Wednesday nights: Public Viewing
Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/72gRvP0RT8Q
COSPAS-SARSAT
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/u0a6PGwMAr4
Pegasus Pocket Powerbox Review

RASC, Toronto Centre member Denis Grey reviewed the Pegasus Pocket Powerbox at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting held on September 11, 2019 at the Ontario Science Centre.

Eclipse Argentina 2019

Dr. Ralph Chou, a veteran of over 26 solar eclipse expeditions, got a chance to add one more to his record—the 2019 Eclipse in Argentina.

Funtastic Stories of the Night Sky

Ever wondered how you can spruce up your astronomical public outreach observing? Well, Bryon Czarnik has you covered.

Funtastic Stories title slide

The content for 10+ Funtastic Stories of the Night Sky - Public Outreach to Kids, Teens and Adults presented by Bryon Czarnik at the Recreational Astronomy Night on August 14, 2019.

RASC-TC Awards Picnic 2019
On July 28, 2019, the RASC, Toronto Centre held its annual Awards Picnic to honour the outstanding contributions of its members in the previous year.
Sunspot Observations and Reporting to the AAVSO Solar Section

Ever wonder how to combine citizen science with solar observations? As Frank Dempsey describes in his presentation, AAVSO is one of the organisations that encourages sunspot reporting and explains how to go about doing it.

Imaging Planets at Latitude 10°
Manuel Guerrero, a planetary Imager and a member of the RASC, Mississauga Centre, felt a degree of frustration when imaging planets at northern latitudes due to their low elevation in the sky and the increased effect of the earth's atmosphere.
Fiddling with Focus the DIY Way

Ever get frustrated trying to focus your telescope and having to wait till it stops jiggling to make another adjustment? Well Richard Blackman decided to put his DIY skills to the task and solve the problem.

Teaching Neil to Land

Ever wonder how Neil Armstrong learned to land the lunar module on the Apollo 11 expedition when he couldn't practice due to the differences between the Earth and the Moon's gravity?

Sherry Boyer and her mother, Charline Norgrove
The RASC, Toronto Centre lost a longtime member, Charline Norgrove, on May 27, 2019. Here is a loving tribute from her daughter, Sherry Boyer.

Pages