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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
Moon and Venus before dawn

Morning planets include Venus and Jupiter; catch Mercury and Saturn at dusk. The Moon will not interfere with the Leonid meteor shower this year. Try for Lunar X and the Straight Wall near First Quarter.

The Sky This Month Nov - Dec 2017

Blake Nancarrow, your "Space Tour Guide" and a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, gave a talk showing this coming month's celestial highlights.

Solar Eclipse Trip Roundup - Part 3

Last August, various members of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre, took trips to see the total eclipse of the sun on August 21, 2017. Here is Part 3 of their exploits.

From Messiers to Spiral Arms

On November 15, 2017, Ron Macnaughton, a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, discussed how the distribution of Deep Sky objects helped us discover our own Galaxy - the Milky Way.

These Old Eyes - They Ain't What They Used To Be!
Dr. Ralph Chou, Professor Emeritus at the School of Optometry & Vision Science at the University of Waterloo and President of the RASC - Toronto Centre, covered the topic of aging eyes and what it can mean to astronomers.
The Sky This Month Oct 11 - Nov 15, 2017

On October 11th, 2017 Chris Vaughan presented the "Sky This Month" at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting which was held at the Ontario Science Centre.

Solar Eclipse Roundup - Part 2

In August, some members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre, headed south and west to the United States to view the total eclipse of the sun on August 21, 2017.

"Drop the Drought", "Yes I Can" and Canadian Space Agency Visit

Arushi Nath presented his award-winning science project "Drop the Drought," and Artash Nath her "Yes I Can" project at RASC's Recreational Astronomy Night meeting, which was held on October 11, 2017 at the Ontario Science Centre.

Harmony of the Rings

Recorded live stream of Dr. Matt Russo's talk “Harmony of the Rings” and live performance of Saturn's B Ring at the Ontario Science Centre “Celebration of Saturn” Star Party on October 7, 2017.

Jill Tarter - A Cosmic Perspective

On September 23, 2017, Dr. Jill Tarter discussed the SETI Institute's search for extraterrestrial intelligence and how it reflects on ourselves in Ontario Science Centre's Great Conversation Series.

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