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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
Variable Stars with John Percy

John Percy just celebrated his 60th year as a member of the RASC, Toronto Centre! Congratulations, John! In addition, he is Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Deep Space Astrophotography with Trevor Jones from astrobackyard.com

Trevor Jones, from astrobackyard.com and astrobackyard YouTube channel, takes us through the different methods he uses to capture deep sky objects (DSOs).

Moon at Noon

We're back with our next online observing program! This time we'll be bringing you the Explore the Moon Observing Program. Anyone can join as we dive into craters and climb mountain ranges on our nearest neighbour.

The Sun setting during the partial phase of an annular eclipse. (Don Hladiuk)

How can you see this summer’s solar eclipse in Canada? What is an annular eclipse, anyway? SkyNews has the details here.

Simulation: Hypothetical Asteroid Impact Scenario

Have you ever wondered what you or other people could do if we learn that an asteroid is predicted to hit the earth?

Eastern Bright Stars

The attached PDF contains the note for The Sky This Month presented by Chris Vaughan during the Recreational Astronomy Night Meeting on June 2, 2021.

The Sky This Month for June 2 - July 7, 2021

Chris Vaughan takes us on a tour of the upcoming highlights in the night sky, such as interesting targets to look at on the moon, the coming partial solar eclipse, and deep sky objects.

Astrophotography: Deep Sky and Skyscapes

Have you ever wanted to pursue your passion for astrophotography, escape the light polluted skies of the big city and build an observatory in the country? Well, Stuart Heggie did just that!

Creation Station

Are you curious about the universe? Do you spend your nights watching the Moon and the stars, dream about being an astronaut or finding alien life? We want you to let your imagination run wild!

Dunlap Institute eclipse viewer
Early in the morning of June 10, 2021, viewers in Canada’s north will be treated to a spectacular sight–an annual solar eclipse. Order a free eclipse viewer before May 10, 2021.

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