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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
Total Lunar Eclipse: January 20-21 2019

There will be a total lunar eclipse on the evening of January 20th and heading into the morning of January 21st, 2019. It will be visible from North America and the far west coast of Europe and north Africa.

The Path of Comet 46P/Wirtane through January 30, 2019

For the RAN meeting on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, Chris Vaughan presented The Sky This Month. The attached PDF document contains all of the details and selected images for the events. 

The Sky This Month Dec 12, 2018 - Jan 30, 2019

On December 12, 2018, Chris Vaughan gave a detailed rundown of what astronomical events to keep an eye out for over the next six weeks.

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.

RASC Observer

Have you recently completed a RASC observing certificate programme?

Sara Seager
Recording of the November 20, 2018 live stream of the UofT Dept. of Physics J. Tuzo Wilson Lecture "Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds" by Professor Sara Seager of MIT.
RASC Colour Seal

In preparation for the Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, 12 December, this year’s Council is pleased to propose the following slate of candidates for the RASC Toronto Centre Council for the fiscal yea

The Sky This Month Nov 7 - Dec 11, 2018

On November 7, 2018, Andy Beaton presented the astronomical highlights of the coming month's night sky. (If only it was clear outside). He spoke at the Recreational Astronomy Night, which was held at the Ontario Science Centre.

New Occultation Technology Showcase

On November 7, 2018, Denis Grey gave a presentation on why amateur astronomers should consider getting into observing and recording occultations especially with the new technology that is available.

Hoba Meteorite in Namibia

Charline Norgrove recently took a trip to Namibia, Africa to see the Hoba Meteorite, which is the largest known meteorite (as a single piece) in the world.

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