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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
The Sky This Month for January 6, 2021 to February 2, 2021

Chris Vaughan gives us a detailed overview of important historical astronomy dates, special Moon features to look out for as well as interesting deep sky objects for the month of January 6 - February 2, 2021.

Artemis: A Thin Meniscus Mirror Telescope
After Tom Otvos gave a successful presentation on April 25, 2018 (see link below) regarding his progress on the construction of his thin meniscus mirror telescope, he returned to our online Recreational Astronomy Night meeting of January 6, 2021.
Apply now for the new position of RASC Toronto Centre Outreach Coordinator at the David Dunlap Observatory. Deadline for applications is January 4, 2021.
Astronomy In Depth - Saturn-Jupiter Conjunction
Blake Nancarrow and Chris Vaughan do a deep dive into what all the fuss is about with this Saturn and Jupiter Conjunction of 2020. Is all the hype worth it?
Mini-Robotic Observatory (MRO)

Dave Lane needed something to do to keep himself busy in these COVID times and decided to build a mini remote observatory. He based it on his previous experience in creating remote observatories.

Galileo Galilei

Jerry Vila gave a presentation on Galileo's life and work to the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting of the RASC, Toronto Centre, which was held online on December 9, 2020.

The Sky This Month for Dec 4, 2020 - Jan 7, 2021

Ron Macnaughton gives us a packed agenda as to what to look for in the coming night sky, which includes the Saturn and Jupiter conjunction on December 21, 2020.

The Stars Belong to Everyone: Gender and Sexual Diversity in Astronomy

The RASC Inclusivity and Diversity Committee presents a profile of gender-diverse members of the astronomy and astrophysics communities.

Telescope Project Update

On November 12, 2020, Frank Dempsey gave an online presentation to the Recreational Astronomy Night Meeting of the RASC, Toronto Centre about his progress in building a 12.5-inch mirror for his telescope project.

The Sky This Month for November 11 - December 9, 2020

Denis Grey takes us through this coming month's astronomy highlights, bringing attention to one of his special interest in astronomy; that is, an excellent occultation happening in the upcoming month.

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