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The RASC, Toronto Centre is an organization made possible by many volunteers. Below is an overview of our Council and Committees. Besides this group there many more volunteers who help out at star gazing events, and talks and maintain our observatories! About a quarter of our membership helps with volunteering in some form.

Note on contacting: You can use the contact form on this site to connect with the Centre. Members may be interested in booking a telescope may use the telescope loan form. Members interested in booking a stay at the CAO may use the CAO reservation form. If you are looking to contact someone specific, you can refer to the list below.


  • Honorary President (1-year term): Dr. Roberto Abraham
  • President (2nd of 2-year term): Tom Luton,
  • 1st Vice-President (2nd of 2-year term): A.W. Scott Masterton,
  • 2nd Vice-President (2nd of 2-year term): Dr. Elaina Hyde,
  • Treasurer (2nd of 3-year term): Denis Grey,
  • Secretary (3rd of 3-year term): Lucy Winnicki,
  • Recorder (1st of 3-year term): Andrew Beaton,
  • 1st Past President (2nd of 2-year term): Dr. B. Ralph Chou
  • 2nd Past President (2nd of 2-year term): M. Tony Horvatin


  • Honorary Councilor: Dietmar Kupke (1-year term)
  • Retiring 2024: Reza Mohamad, Kirsten Vanstone, Ed Treijis
  • Retiring 2025: Charles Darrow, Diana Salerno, Charles Yung
  • Retiring 2026: Doug Carman, Tanya Oleksuik, Frank Dempsey

Membership and Volunteers

Talks, observing, and Outreach

Observatory and Property

Internal and External Communication

Organization and Strategy


Period: 2023 to 2024.
Notice of Annual Meeting 2023 issued on November 7, 2023.
Slate ratified at the Annual Meeting of December 20, 2023.
Committee appointments are generally set in December or January.
RASC TC Fiscal Year: 1 October to 30 September.