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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
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 RASC, 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.

CAO, Recycling and You

Ed Treijs, a Councillor for the RASC, Toronto Centre, presented how important it is to know and follow the individual recycling rules of specific jurisdictions.

Swinging to Stability
After watching Dr. Rainer Weiss' lecture, Artash and Arushi Nath wanted to test the theory behind the quadruple pendulum system that was used in the LIGO Observatory to isolate vibrations and help detect Gravitational Waves.
The Sky This Month May 22 - June 19, 2019

Toronto Centre member Andy Beaton gave a presentation on what to look out for in the world of astronomical observation for the upcoming month.

Astronaut
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.

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