The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
Thin Meniscus Mirrors

On April 25, 2018, at the Toronto Centre's Recreational Astronomy Night, Tom Otvos gave a presentation on the difficulties and rewards of building a meniscus mirror for his new telescope.

International Astronomy Day April 21, 2018

On April 21, 2018, the RASC - Toronto Centre, in conjunction with the Ontario Science Centre, celebrated International Astronomy Day.

The Icy and Watery Worlds of our Solar System

On April 11, 2018, Jacob Kloos, a PhD Candidate at York University, gave a presentation to the RASC - Toronto Centre on the abundance of water in our Solar System and the implications for the possibility of finding life.

The attached document contains notes about the observing targets on the full moon that were described in Chris Vaughan's presentation "Making Lunar Lemonade" on Wednedsay, March 21, 2018.

Making Lunar Lemonade
As Chris Vaughan, a Toronto Centre RASC member says, he has "tips, tricks, and targets for observing the full moon." He gave this presentation on March 21, 2018 at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting held at the Ontario Science Centre.
Dual Solar and Lunar ISS Transit Capture

Jim Chung, a Toronto Centre RASC member, spoke of how he got a world first by capturing the International Space Station's solar and lunar transit on the same day at the same location within a time frame of 90 minutes.

Observing Report on "A Sunset"

On March 21, 2018, Ron Macnaughton gave a report on his observations of a simple sunset.

The Sky This Month March 21 - April 30, 2018

Michael Watson, a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, presented the coming highlights of the night sky for the coming month at the March 21, 2018 Recreational Astronomy Night meeting held at the Ontario Science Centre.

NOVA (New Observers to Visual Astronomy) is the public introduction to astronomy course that is designed to show the novice astronomer the wonders of the night sky and how to enjoy them.

Gravitational Waves

Catherine Woodford, a PhD Candidate at UofT Physics and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics presented a talk on Gravitational Waves at the RASC - Toronto Centre Speaker's Night held on March 7, 2018 at the Ontario Science