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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
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.

Session Planning with SkyTools

On May 23, 2018, RASC member Blake Nancarrow demonstrated why SkyTools can be an important tool in your observing arsenal.

Out Of This World

2018 marks a century-and-a-half of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's promotion of astronomy and allied sciences in Canada.

Active Galaxies
On May 9, 2018, Janakan Sivasubramanium, an M.Sc. Candidate in Physics & Astronomy at York University gave a presentation to the Toronto Centre on Active Galaxies and what the possible energy source may be that drives these Galactic Monsters.
The Sky This Month Apr 25 - May 22, 2018
At the April 25, 2018 meeting of the Toronto Centre, Denis Grey presented the highlights for the night sky to watch for in the upcoming month.
Video: Update Report on the E.C. Carr Astronomical Observatory

Phil Chow gave and update report on the upcoming 20-year celebration and upgrades at the E.C. Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO).

Thin Meniscus Mirrors

On April 25, 2018, at the Toronto Centre's Recreational Astronomy Night, Tom Otvos gave a presentation on the difficulties and rewards of building a meniscus mirror for his new telescope.

International Astronomy Day April 21, 2018

On April 21, 2018, the RASC - Toronto Centre, in conjunction with the Ontario Science Centre, celebrated International Astronomy Day.

The Icy and Watery Worlds of our Solar System

On April 11, 2018, Jacob Kloos, a PhD Candidate at York University, gave a presentation to the RASC - Toronto Centre on the abundance of water in our Solar System and the implications for the possibility of finding life.

The attached document contains notes about the observing targets on the full moon that were described in Chris Vaughan's presentation "Making Lunar Lemonade" on Wednedsay, March 21, 2018.

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