New Members orientation program – First Light - Spring 2013

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre invites all new members and associate members, who have and will come aboard between January 1st 2012 and May 15th 2013, to join an orientation get together – First Light.

We would like to formally welcome you to the society and to provide orientation about the activities and opportunities within the Club.  We shall help you get started with observing, learning, sharing and enjoying astronomy! Above all, let’s get to know each other. Let us answer questions and address curiosities about the club and the hobby!

We shall meet three consecutive Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm (approx).

Main topics by date:

  • Day 1, May 16th 2013: Orientation to RASC Toronto Centre activities, facilities and all perks and “Astronomy on a budget”
  • Day 2, May 23rd, 2013, Astrophotography
  • Day 3, May 30th, 2013, Logging and Sketching your observations.

After each presentation, we shall open up the floor to participants  to ask ANY question about astronomy, RASC, telescopes, books, show & tell of astronomy gadgets, etc, etc, etc. Possibilities are various!

If weather permits, we shall observe with the largest telescope in Canada, which is housed in the dome of the David Dunlap Observatory (DDO)! Yes! DDO is the venue for the First Light program. If the weather is in a bad mood, we shall still be able to have a close look at the telescope and learn about it! The David Dunlap Observatory is located at 123 Hillsview Drive, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 1T3. More details on how to get there are here.

Registration is required to attend this free program for new members.  Please send an e-mail to: firstlight @ toronto . rasc . ca. Please include your full name and the full names of the associate members attending with you. We shall send you a confirmation email.

We look forward to meet you at all three evenings of First Light and thereafter!