The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
Oumuamua and Implications for the Origin of Life on Earth

On July 18, 2018, Frank Dempsey gave a presentation on Oumuamua and its implications for the origin of life on Earth.

Video: Dance of the Red Planet

Ron Macnaughton, a Toronto Centre member, gave a presentation on the orbit of Mars compared to Earth's orbit and the best times to view the Red Planet.

Modeling the Deep Space Network

On July 18, 2018, Arushi, Artash and Vikas Nath gave a presentation at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting of the Toronto Centre on how they observed the collection of data from the Deep Space Network and on how they collected data

Trappist-1 Exo Planetary System

On July 7, 2018, Artash, Arushi and Vikas Nath discussed the dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 and its seven planets, all of which could fit into the orbit of Mercury without crashing into one another.

CAO Open House and Awards Picnic 2018

On July 7, 2018, the Toronto Centre held its 20th Annual Open House and Awards Picnic at the Carr Astronomical Observatory.

TESS and the Search for More Exoplanets

On July 7, 2018, Prof. Sara Seager gave a presentation on TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), the satellite that was launched into space to search for exoplanets.

The content for the Sky This Month presented by Chris Vaughan at the Recreational Astronomy Night on June 20, 2018, including event dates and times, sky charts, and observing targets can be found in the accompanying PDF document.

Video: The Sky This Month June 20 - July 18, 2018

On June 20, 2018 at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting, Chris Vaughan highlighted the celestial events for the night sky in the upcoming month.

Predicting Asteroid Collision

Artash and Arushi Nath presented their project on predicting asteroid collisions to the Toronto Centre at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting held at the Ontario Science Centre on June 20, 2018.

Barn Door Tracker

Blake Nancarrow presented his trials and tribulations of building a Barn Door Tracker at the Recreational Night Meeting of the Toronto Centre on June 20, 2018 at the Ontario Science Centre.