A walking tour which describes how Toronto became a "centre of the universe" for astronomical research, education, and public outreach, in parallel with the growth of our city and country. An introduction to the people, organizations (including RASC), and institutions which have nurtured astronomy in Toronto. Ends up at Science Rendezvous!
The RASC Toronto Centre and Bestway Tours & Safaris are pleased to announce that reservations are being accepted for the Centre’s expedition to observe the total solar eclipse on 9 March 2016 from Pangkalan Bun on the island of Borneo in Indonesia. This 13-day tour also includes visits to the historic temples of Borobodur and 4 days on Bali.
The Annual Algonquin Adventure (AAA) is an informal get-together of Toronto Centre and North Bay Astronomy Club members at the Mew Lake campground in Algonquin Park. This annual event takes place on the September New Moon weekend and features public observing on the Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations are highly recommended as the Park fills for this event but space is usually available at the Lake of Two Rivers camp site that is a short walk or drive away.
Discover how Toronto became the “centre of the universe” for astronomical research, education, and public outreach over the last 150+ years. Hear stories of the remarkable individuals, organizations, and institutions in our city that contributed to advancing the field worldwide. No math or science background needed!