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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
Flight into Totality - 1979 Total Solar Eclipse Expedition

On February 26, 1979, the Toronto Centre mounted one of its biggest expeditions to see the total eclipse of the sun at Gimli, Manitoba.

Sunrise

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre, invites new members and their family who are also members, to join an orientation get together – First Light 2019.

The Sky This Month, January 30 - February 27, 2019
On January 30, 2019 at the Recreational Astronomy Night (RAN) meeting of the Toronto Centre, Andy Beaton gave a presentation on the astronomical highlights of the upcoming month.
A New Planetarium for Toronto

Henry Lotin spoke at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting of the Toronto Centre about his upcoming project for a new planetarium in Toronto and why Toronto needs one.

Total Lunar Eclipse: January 20-21 2019

Follow #rasclunareclipse on social media for near-live photos of the moon on January 20th and 21st!

New Horizons: The Continuing Voyages with Professor Paul Delaney
In 2006, the space probe New Horizons set sail for the most distant planned target intercept in history: the exploration of (Dwarf) Planet Pluto in July 2015.
The Path of Comet 46P/Wirtane through January 30, 2019

For the RAN meeting on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, Chris Vaughan presented The Sky This Month. The attached PDF document contains all of the details and selected images for the events. 

The Sky This Month Dec 12, 2018 - Jan 30, 2019

On December 12, 2018, Chris Vaughan gave a detailed rundown of what astronomical events to keep an eye out for over the next six weeks.

Air Travel 8" Dobsonian Telescope

Ever wished you could take an 8" Dobsonian telescope on an airplane as onboard luggage? Well Clay Davies has done it and he explains how he designed and built a telescope to do just that.

Dr. Rainer Weiss "Explore the Universe with Gravitational Waves"

On November 28, 2018, Dr. Rainer Weiss gave a talk on "Explore the Universe with Gravitational Waves," with Professor Sara Seager as moderator.

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