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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
Teaching Neil to Land

Ever wonder how Neil Armstrong learned to land the lunar module on the Apollo 11 expedition when he couldn't practice due to the differences between the Earth and the Moon's gravity?

Fiddling with Focus the DIY Way

Ever get frustrated trying to focus your telescope and having to wait till it stops jiggling to make another adjustment? Well Richard Blackman decided to put his DIY skills to the task and solve the problem.

The Sky This Month - June 19 to July 16, 2019
The content for The Sky This Month presented by Arnold Brody at the Recreational Astronomy Night on June 19, 2019, including event dates and times, sky charts, and observing targets.
The Sky This Month June 19 - July 16, 2019

Arnold Brody takes us through the coming months' celestial highlights and gives us some insight into what is happening to Jupiter's Red Spot and what might happen to Saturn's rings.

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. Latest video: On the Construction of the Heav’ns: A Multi-media, Interdisciplinary Concert and Outreach Event
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.
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.

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.

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