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2019-02-27 The Sky This Month

Despite the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting of February 27, 2019 being cancelled due to bad weather, Bryon Czarnik prepared a Sky This Month presentation for the month of March. Here is a PDF of that presentation.

Dr. Renée Hložek

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, March 22, 2019 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Join on us on Friday March 22, at The Great Hall for an evening of pints, astronomy news, and mind-expanding talks from University of Toronto astronomers.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, March 27, 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.

Sunrise

First Light - Spring 2019 (2/3)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre, invites new members and their family who are also members, to join an orientation get together – First Light 2019.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, April 1, 2019 to Thursday, April 4, 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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, April 6, 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.

City Star Party

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

Monday, April 8, 2019 to Thursday, April 11, 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.

Sarah Symons

Speaker's Night: It's Sirius O'Clock: Astronomical Timekeeping in Ancient Egypt

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Ancient Egyptian astronomical activity included some unique and interesting ways of using stars to mark time.

Sunrise

First Light - Spring 2019 (3/3)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre, invites new members and their family who are also members, to join an orientation get together – First Light 2019.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Introduction to Astronomy

Thursday, April 11, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Each Thursday from April 11, 2019 to May 16, 2019

Millennium Square

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

Friday, April 12, 2019 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Astronomy Night

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
8:30pm to 11:00pm

Visit a unique historical site in Richmond Hill and experience an engaging presentation led by expert and researchers in astronomy, covering a variety of exciting astronomy topics.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Astronomy Family Night

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
8:30pm to 11:00pm

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.

The Moon: A Voyage Through Time
March 9, 2019 - August 18, 2019
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon by discovering the wonder, knowledge, and beauty the moon has inspired through the ages.
Brittney Cooper

Speaker's Night: Scattering Throughout the Solar System

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/eGyIx6FEQyI
Flight into Totality - 1979 Total Solar Eclipse Expedition

On February 26, 1979, the Toronto Centre mounted one of its biggest expeditions to see the total eclipse of the sun at Gimli, Manitoba.

A New Planetarium for Toronto

Henry Lotin spoke at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting of the Toronto Centre about his upcoming project for a new planetarium in Toronto and why Toronto needs one.

New Horizons: The Continuing Voyages with Professor Paul Delaney
In 2006, the space probe New Horizons set sail for the most distant planned target intercept in history: the exploration of (Dwarf) Planet Pluto in July 2015.
Air Travel 8" Dobsonian Telescope

Ever wished you could take an 8" Dobsonian telescope on an airplane as onboard luggage? Well Clay Davies has done it and he explains how he designed and built a telescope to do just that.

Dr. Rainer Weiss "Explore the Universe with Gravitational Waves"

On November 28, 2018, Dr. Rainer Weiss gave a talk on "Explore the Universe with Gravitational Waves," with Professor Sara Seager as moderator.