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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
The PDF below includes details for the The Sky This Month presented at the RAN meeting on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. It covers the period September 12 to October 10, 2018.
The Sky This Month September 12 - October 10, 2018

Chris Vaughan, a Toronto Centre member, presented the upcoming highlights of the sky this month. He also covered historical dates, Planets and Dwarf Planets, Satellite passes, Occultations and early fall targets.

RASC Colour Seal
The RASC is hiring! The Society's National Office in Toronto is looking for an outreach coordinator to engage more youth in astronomy. Job application deadline: August 31, 2018.
The Sky This Month August 15 - September 11, 2018

On August 15, 2018 at the Toronto Centre's Recreational Astronomical Night meeting, Andy Beaton discussed what celestial events to look for in the night sky during the upcoming month.

Measuring Double Stars
On August 15, 2018 Blake Nancarrow gave a presentation on how to measure double stars and how to help participate in "Citizen Science." With your telescope, some basic information and extra tools, you too can help add to the database of knowledge on double stars.
Exploring the Kuiper Belt with New Horizons

On August 15, 2018, at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting of the Toronto Centre, Mehdi Bozzo-Rey gave a presentation on how to explore the Solar System using data from NASA's interplanetary space probes.

Modeling the Deep Space Network

On July 18, 2018, Arushi, Artash and Vikas Nath gave a presentation at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting of the Toronto Centre on how they observed the collection of data from the Deep Space Network and on how they collected data

The Sky This Month July 18 - August 14, 2018

On July 18, 2018, Andy Beaton presented the celestial highlights for the coming months at the Recreational Astronomy Night, which was held at the Ontario Science Centre. Andy is a member of the Toronto Centre.

Oumuamua and Implications for the Origin of Life on Earth

On July 18, 2018, Frank Dempsey gave a presentation on Oumuamua and its implications for the origin of life on Earth.

Video: Dance of the Red Planet

Ron Macnaughton, a Toronto Centre member, gave a presentation on the orbit of Mars compared to Earth's orbit and the best times to view the Red Planet.

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