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7 August

Ontario Science Centre: Space Startup Showcase

What’s next for Earth and space exploration? Explore aspects of expert missions directly from the entrepreneurs, aerospace engineers and scientists working on new technologies to advance space research. Learn about their cutting-edge missions to combine clinical medicine with innovation for space exploration, build the Internet in space, help design the next generation of small satellite constellations and networks, advance robotics technology and more! Guests include industry leaders Dr.
13 September

CAO 2019 Fall Work Party

As the lazy days of summer fly past, planning is in full swing for our fall events. One of those events is the fall work party at the CAO. This year’s fall work party takes place a little earlier in the season on the weekend of September 13-15.
18 August

Joint Toronto Centre - Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Association Hike & Observing

CAO is holding a joint fundraising event for our members and members of the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Volunteers. These are the people who tend the trail near CAO and have visited us for an astronomy night last year. As a means of fundraising, we are presenting a day on the trails followed by a night under the stars. RASC members will be offered one of two guided hikes, a short one and a long one, at a trail near to the CAO but not the “normal” Margaret Paull side trail that we frequent.
20 October

CAO 2018 Fall Work Party

This year’s Fall Work Party will take place from October 20-21, 2018. More details will be announced as we get closer to the date.
6 June

Open House and Awards Picnic at the E.C. Carr Astronomical Observatory

You and your families are cordially invited to attend the 18th Annual Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO) Open House and RASC Toronto Centre Awards Picnic on Saturday, June 6th, 2015. With ample shelter available in the house and observatory, this is a rain or shine event, so plan to be there. It provides a great opportunity to network and socialize with your fellow members.
27 September

CAO: Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party

UPDATE: WE HAVE 60% CLEAR SKIES AT THE CAO THIS EVENING AND ARE "GO" FOR LUNAR ECLIPSE VIEWING.  You're invited to the Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party at the E. C. Carr Astronomical Observatory. An astronomy event invitation, jointly hosted by the Blue Mountains Library and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre. Open to the public.Sunday 27 September 2015. Arrive any time after 8:30 PM. Eclipse begins about 9:11 PM. Full eclipse approx. 10:15 PM.
17 October

Carr Astronomical Observatory Fall Work Party 2015

Shorter days. Longer nights. Astronomers get giddy. It also signals the E.C. Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO) Fall Work Party on Blue Mountain is just around the corner. Please join us on October 17-18, 2015  (this is the weekend following Thanksgiving) as we prepare the facility for the winter season. There will be jobs for all skill levels both indoors and outdoors. All meals and drinks are provided to volunteers from Saturday breakfast to Sunday lunch.
9 May

Transit of Mercury at the CAO

You are invited to the transit of Mercury viewing party at the E.C. Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO) in Blue Mountains.  This daytime event is jointly hosted by the Blue Mountains Library and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre and is open to the public. Monday, May 9, 2016.  Arrive any time after 10:00 am.
27 May

CAO 2016 Spring Work Party

UPDATE: 2016-05-26 Thanks to all the members who have volunteered for the Spring Work Party at the CAO. We are happy to report on the overwhelming offers to help from our membership and now the house is completely filled up (with overflow people camping as well), so we cannot accept any additional volunteers for this work party. Please keep an eye out for an announcement about a Star-B-Que to be held at the CAO in July, and mark your calendars for the Fall Work Party which is currently scheduled for the weekend of October 14 - 16, 2016
24 June

Beginner’s Astro Imaging Workshop Weekend

UPDATE 2016-05-30: REGISTRATION CLOSEDWe're now only taking waitlist names and will advise you if an opening arises.