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RASC GA 2019
Here are recordings of the talks given at the RASC/AAVSO 2019 General Assembly. Latest videos: Helen Sawyer Hogg: One Woman’s Journey with the Stars and Some Memories of the David Dunlap Observatory
The Sky This Month Aug 14 - Sept 10, 2019

On August 14, 2019, Andy Beaton, a member of the Toronto Centre presented the astronomical highlights of the upcoming month. He spoke at the Recreational Astronomical Night meeting held at the Ontario Science Centre.

The RASC - Toronto Centre runs a program for adults and teenagers who are interested in astronomy - NOVA (New Observers to Visual Astronomy). Registration opens Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 10:00am.
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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/_fhtKItv8kE
Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night: Monday to Thursday)

Monday, August 26, 2019 to Thursday, August 29, 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.

Richmond Hill DDO
Check out the DDO Astronomy Series in Richmond Hill's Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 Community Recreation Guide. Registration opens August 28 (residents) and September 3 (non-residents).
Babak Tafreshi

IAUT: A Thousand Nights Under Stars: a lecture by Babak Tafreshi

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Babak Tafreshi is the founder of The World at Night (TWAN) program, a science journalist, and National Geographic photographer taking images that merge art, culture, and science by bridging Earth & sky.

NASA - Apollo 16, 23 April 1972
June 28, 2019 - August 31, 2019
This exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, and our enduring fascination with what lies beyond our atmosphere.
Summer of Space
Join us for a Summer of Space with new space-themed exhibitions, IMAX® films and a planetarium show. Throughout the summer, enjoy special monthly programming on Canada’s contribution to space, the Moon and the future of space exploration.
Apollo 11: First Steps Edition
Now playing
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission with this thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the Moon.
May 19, 2019 - September 2, 2019
Calling all aspiring astronauts - your mission starts now with this special exhibition. Discover what it’s like to live like an astronaut, including how to sleep, eat, shower and use the toilet in space!
Dava Newman - BioSuit
May 19, 2019 - September 2, 2019
A captivating tale of space exploration featuring the industry’s brightest female scientists—from Canada and beyond—whose work has helped NASA and the Canadian Space Agency prepare for the future.
Owen Maynard
July 20, 2019 - September 2, 2019
Learn about the remarkable story of a Canadian engineer whose influence on the Apollo program led to landing a human on the Moon.
City Star Party

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

Monday, September 2, 2019 to Thursday, September 5, 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.

St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Catholic Church

Thornhill Village Star Party

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

If the skies are clear on Thursday evening, September 5, local astronomers will set up their telescopes in Old Thornhill Village.

Millennium Square

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

Friday, September 6, 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, September 7, 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.

Museum of the Moon

The Bentway: Museum of the Moon

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 11:00pm
The Bentway brings the Moon under the Gardiner with a presentation of Museum of the Moon – a seven-metre wide touring sculptural work by UK artist Luke Jerram, which fuses lunar imagery to bring the moon’s surface to life on earth.
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, September 11, 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.

2016 Fall Work Party by G. Seabrook

CAO 2019 Fall Work Party

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 5:00pm to Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

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.

Planet-gazing Star Party

Dunlap Institute: Planet Gazing Party

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Come see the planets as you've never seen them before! On September 14, join us for our second annual Planet Gazing Party with telescopes, prizes, stars and planets.

DDO - Krishna Vedala

DDO Astronomy Night

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm

Speaker: Paul Delaney, University Professor, Senior Lecturer, Allan I. Carswell Chair for the Public Understanding of Astronomy, York University

DDO - Krishna Vedala

DDO Astronomy Family Night

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm

Families will be introduced to the wonders of astronomy through a presentation on a variety of exciting astronomy topics, followed by age-appropriate celestial activities and a demonstration of the 74" telescope.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night: SARSAT - Canada's role in worldwide search and rescue

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Speaker: Maj. (ret) Ted King
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!
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
RASC-TC Awards Picnic 2019
On July 28, 2019, the 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