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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
New Occultation Technology Showcase

On November 7, 2018, Denis Grey gave a presentation on why amateur astronomers should consider getting into observing and recording occultations especially with the new technology that is available.

Hoba Meteorite in Namibia

Charline Norgrove recently took a trip to Namibia, Africa to see the Hoba Meteorite, which is the largest known meteorite (as a single piece) in the world.

Deep Sky Musical

Arushi and Artash Nath gave a presentation on Hubble Space Telescope photographs and how they converted their image data to music.

History of the Hubble Space Telescope

Chris Gainor is National RASC President and an historian who specializes in the history of space flight and aeronautics.

Video: Using the Robotic Burke-Gaffney Observatory

On October 10, 2018, Blake Nancarrow presented the ease and advantages of using the remote features of the Burke-Gaffney Observatory at Saint Mary's University, Halifax.

In the Footsteps of Nicolaus Copernicus

On October 10, 2018, Dan Falk, a Toronto Centre member, gave a presentation on his recent trip to the historical sites where Nicolaus Copernicus lived and worked in Poland.

The Sky This Month Oct 10 - Nov 6, 2018

On October 10, 2018 the Toronto Centre hosted its monthly Recreational Astronomical Night at the Ontario Science Centre, where Ed Treijs presented what we can see in the evening sky during the upcoming month.

The Dark Universe

On September 26, 2018, Dr Laura Parker, whose area of expertise is Dark Matter, gave a presentation on The Dark Universe at the Speaker's Night hosted by the RASC - Toronto Centre.

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.

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