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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
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.

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.

DDO Dome and Administration Building

It is a pleasure to announce that the RASC Toronto Centre is back at the David Dunlap Observatory after a nearly two-year hiatus.

History of the RASC at the David Dunlap Observatory

On June 9, 2018, at the Official Opening of the David Dunlap Observatory under the stewardship of the city of Richmond Hill, Toronto Centre member Eric Briggs gave a brief lecture on the history of the RASC at the DDO.

David Dunlap Observatory Public Grand Opening Day

On June 9, 2018 the public joined in the celebration of the Grand Opening of the David Dunlap Observatory under its new ownership, the Town of Richmond Hill. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada helped in this celebration.

The Sky This Month May 23 - June 19, 2018

At the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting of May 23, 2018 Andy Beaton presented the upcoming highlights of the night sky and the astronomical world. This meeting was held by the Toronto Centre at the Ontario Science Centre.

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