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UPCOMING VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE, MARCH BREAK PRE-ECLIPSE HUB, MARCH 9TH-17TH, 10:00AM-5:00PM

Everyday from March 9th to March 17th (you can volunteer on any given day/s), the Ontario Science Centre will have an Eclipse hub with all sorts of neat exhibitions. Many people are expected and there are various ways in which RASC volunteer can participate (e.g., socially, answering questions, giving a talk, bringing a telescope or using one at OSC if weather permits, etc.).

If you may be interested in volunteering and have volunteered for RASC before, simply get in touch with Aly Kamadia for more details: publiceducation@rascto.ca

If you may be interested but have not volunteered with RASC before, you are more than welcome to volunteer. But it would be great if you could quickly fill out this 30-second form (click here, there are no wrong answers!), and Aly will be in touch with you shortly thereafter. 

If you don't hear from Aly within 48 hours of filling out the form, please email him directly at: publiceducation@rascto.ca

 

 

YORK UNIVERSITY, Pre-Eclipse Events, March 9th, March 23rd and April 2nd-6th

RASC-TC volunteers are invited to volunteer/participate at these exciting pre-eclipse events!

March 9 ,1-2pm: Solar Observing Downsview: Pre-eclipse event! Join YorkU AICO to view the Sun! If clear we will take solar appropriate telescopes outside and view the sun, if cloudy we will pass out glasses and demo pinhole cameras. Talk will include eclipse FAQ and how to manage the partial eclipse if you are stuck in Toronto

 

March 23, 12-2pm: Solar Observing YorkU: Pre-eclipse event. Join YorkU AICO to view the Sun! If clear we will take solar appropriate telescopes outside and view the sun, if cloudy we will pass out glasses and demo pinhole cameras. Talk will include eclipse FAQ and how to manage the partial eclipse if you are stuck in Toronto

 

April 2-6, 1-3pm: First clear DAY Solar Event: Pre-eclipse event. Join YorkU AICO to view the Sun! If clear we will take solar appropriate telescopes outside and view the sun, if cloudy we will pass out glasses and demo pinhole cameras. Talk will include eclipse FAQ and how to manage the partial eclipse if you are stuck in Toronto

 

Our Education and Public Outreach Chair, Aly Kamadia, is happy to put any potential volunteers in touch with RASC-TC’s Dr. Elaina Hyde (2nd Vice President) for the event. For those who may not know, Dr. Hyde is doing exciting astronomy work, not least in her capacity as a Prof. at York University, and directing the Allan I. Carswell Astronomical Observatory.

Feel free to contact Aly at: publiceducation@rascto.ca

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT RASC'S EDUCATION AND PUBLIC OUTREACH

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre (Canada's largest!), provides more than 100 education and outreach activities each year across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. 

These volunteer staffed events range from public viewing nights at Bayview Village to solar observing and special events at the Ontario Science Centre, in-city observing nights, dark sky observing, and Scout and Guide programs. 

We also offer NOVA, a six-week program that provides a comprehensive introduction to astronomy, along with First Light, a quick guide to sky gazing for new members.

If you would like to have our outreach team provide an astronomy presentation and/or an evening of stargazing at your school, Scout or Guide unit, library, community centre or other organization, please feel free to contact our Education and Public Outreach Chair, Aly Kamadia: publiceducation@rascto.ca