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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
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.

The attached PDF contains notes and details for Chris Vaughan's presentation of the The Sky This Month - the Lazy, Hazy, Dog Days of Summer Edition, presented at the RAN meeting on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

RASC Colour Seal

Exciting news! Through a generous grant from the Carswell Family Foundation, the RASC is now able to hire a fifth full-time staff member. Applications are open until July 5th, 2019.

The Sky This Month - June 19 to July 16, 2019
The content for The Sky This Month presented by Arnold Brody at the Recreational Astronomy Night on June 19, 2019, including event dates and times, sky charts, and observing targets.
The Sky This Month June 19 - July 16, 2019

Arnold Brody takes us through the coming months' celestial highlights and gives us some insight into what is happening to Jupiter's Red Spot and what might happen to Saturn's rings.

The Life of Neil Armstrong: Myth and Reality
A Royal Astronomical Society of Canada live stream presentation of the Ruth Northcott Memorial Lecture, which was held at York University, Toronto, on June 15, 2019.
RASC GA 2019
Here are recordings of the talks given at the RASC/AAVSO 2019 General Assembly which was held at York University in Toronto from June 13-16, 2019.
Armstrong
Opens July 12, 2019
Armstrong is a dramatic and emotional documentary that features never-before-seen family home-movie footage, along with still and moving images that chronicle Neil Armstrong’s incredible life.
Sherry Boyer and her mother, Charline Norgrove
The Toronto Centre lost a longtime member, Charline Norgrove, on May 27, 2019. Here is a loving tribute from her daughter, Sherry Boyer.
How to Build Your Own 10" CHiefspeigler Telescope

On May 22, 2019, Jim Chung, author of the book Astro-Imaging Projects for Amateur Astronomers: A Maker's Guide, gave a presentation on a telescope building project that is not in his book.

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