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RASC GA 2019
Here are recordings of the talks given at the RASC/AAVSO 2019 General Assembly. Latest video: Toronto’s Astronomical Heritage
The Sky This Month September 11 - October 9, 2019

Blake Nancarrow, a member of the RASC, Toronto Centre, takes us on a space tour of the Universe for the upcoming month.

the little constellations near the Summer Triangle

The gas giants—Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus—are on display in evenings for the next few weeks. There are a number of interesting eclipse, transit, and shadow transit events at Jupiter.

Life of the Earth (2019). Rendering by Simon Clemo
September 22, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Immerse yourself in this massive multimedia work by Canadian contemporary artist Director X, renowned director/producer of popular music videos and feature films.
Wigwam Chi-Chemung - Talk & Stargazing

Toronto Biennial of Art: Wigwam Chi-Chemung - Talk & Stargazing

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
During the opening weekend of the Toronto Biennial of Art, an intimate conversation under the stars brings together artist, poet and educator Elder Duke Redbird and renowned astrophysicist Dr. Renée Hložek to discuss the human relationship to the cosmos from a multiplicity of perspectives.
Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday)

Monday, September 23, 2019 to Thursday, September 26, 2019

See the Milky Way and galaxies with the unaided eye. Point your telescope to find the many dim deep space objects that sprinkle the sky. Away from Toronto's light polution, there is so much to see.


Speaker's Night: Heavenly Help to the Rescue

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Speaker: Major (retired) Ted King, one of the pioneers who worked in the international COSPAS-SARSAT satellite-aided search and rescue programme.
Laser-Guided Stargazing Tours
April 27, 2019 - September 28, 2019
What's better than viewing the night sky the way it's meant to be seen? Seeing it with dozens of other stargazers!
Ontario Science Centre Community Weekend

Ontario Science Centre Community Weekend

Saturday, September 28, 2019 to Sunday, September 29, 2019

Raise your beakers! The Science Centre turned 50, and we’re inviting you to celebrate with us.

Botanizing “Mars”

RCIScience: Botanizing “Mars”: Learning about Earth while preparing for the Red Planet

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Researchers from around the world work out of the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah and the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station on Devon Island, Nunavut, to prepare for human exploration of Mars.

City Star Party

City Star Party (first clear night: Monday to Thursday)

Monday, September 30, 2019 to Thursday, October 3, 2019

Hover above the Moon like an astronaut and get eye-to-eye with the planets. Find colourful stars, star clusters, bright nebulae and even another galaxy.

Paul Delaney and Allan I. Carswell Observatory 1-metre telescope
Starting October 2, 2019
Observe the night sky on Wednesdays with a 1-metre astronomical telescope.
Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing (first clear night: Friday or Saturday)

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE observing pad. This is the area in front of the Science Centre's entrance. We use specialized telescopes that are safe to aim at the Sun.

Evening Telescope Observing

OSC: Evening Telescope Observing

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Have you ever looked through a telescope? Take a tour of the night sky through a telescope and snap a photo or two of your favourite celestial body.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting. This is where our members get to show their latest projects or give tutorials and tips on just about everything to do with astronomy.

How Did We Get Here? The Cosmos, Humanity and the Unknown

Universe Discovery Project: How Did We Get Here? The Cosmos, Humanity and the Unknown

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
How did the universe originate and evolve? What can science tell us about the origin of life and biological evolution? And what are the chances of extraterrestrial life?
Starlab Digital Planetarium

DDO Planetarium Days

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

This Fall and Winter, spend a Sunday afternoon in the OTHER dome at the DDO!

Randy Attwood

RASC National Society: Open House

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
After five years at the helm, Randy Attwood has announced that he will step down as the Executive Director of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. To celebrate Randy’s tenure, we are hosting an open house on October 26th.
Caecilia Tripp: Going Space and Other Worlding
September 11, 2019 - December 1, 2019
Working at the intersection of artistic and scientific inquiry, Paris- and New York-based Caecilia Tripp creates immersive film, participatory performance, and sculptural installations that transgress fixed identities and trespass bounded geographies in the service of more ethereal and inter-connected forms expression: from the depths of earth to the interstellar beyond.
Richmond Hill DDO
Check out the DDO Astronomy Series in Richmond Hill's Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 Community Recreation Guide.
University of Toronto GeoDome Planetarium
Explore the night sky over Toronto and travel to the farthest reaches of space and time in a fascinating planetarium show presented by the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics.
York University Allan I. Carswell Observatory
Year-round weekly programming:
Monday nights: York Universe and Online Public Viewing
Wednesday nights: Public Viewing
Eclipse Argentina 2019

Dr. Ralph Chou, a veteran of over 26 solar eclipse expeditions, got a chance to add one more to his record—the 2019 Eclipse in Argentina.

Funtastic Stories of the Night Sky

Ever wondered how you can spruce up your astronomical public outreach observing? Well, Bryon Czarnik has you covered.

Funtastic Stories title slide

The content for 10+ Funtastic Stories of the Night Sky - Public Outreach to Kids, Teens and Adults presented by Bryon Czarnik at the Recreational Astronomy Night on August 14, 2019.

RASC-TC Awards Picnic 2019
On July 28, 2019, the RASC, Toronto Centre held its annual Awards Picnic to honour the outstanding contributions of its members in the previous year.
CSA Apollo 50

Canadian Space Agency: Apollo 50: Celebrating Moon exploration across Canada (WEBCAST)

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/3Eehnnn3uWg
Sunspot Observations and Reporting to the AAVSO Solar Section

Ever wonder how to combine citizen science with solar observations? As Frank Dempsey describes in his presentation, AAVSO is one of the organisations that encourages sunspot reporting and explains how to go about doing it.

Imaging Planets at Latitude 10°
Manuel Guerrero, a planetary Imager and a member of the RASC, Mississauga Centre, felt a degree of frustration when imaging planets at northern latitudes due to their low elevation in the sky and the increased effect of the earth's atmosphere.