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Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Monday, February 24, 2020 to Thursday, February 27, 2020

See the Milky Way and galaxies with the unaided eye. Point your telescope to find the many dim deep space objects that sprinkle the sky. Away from Toronto's light polution, there is so much to see.

The Death of a Universe by Dr. Katie Mack
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
The Big Bang theory tells the story of the beginning of the Universe, our cosmic home for the last 13.8 billion years. But what is the story of its end?
ASX Annual Symposium: Fiction to Fact: Step into Sci-Fi
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Where is the line drawn between 20th century science fiction and 21st century science fact?

City Star Party
Monday, March 2, 2020 to Thursday, March 5, 2020

Hover above the Moon like an astronaut and get eye-to-eye with the planets. Find colourful stars, star clusters, bright nebulae and even another galaxy.

For All Humankind
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Join "professional Martian" Dr. Tanya Harrison and "geographer of space" Dr. Danny Bednar as they discuss the ongoing impacts of the Moon landing on human imagination, ambition, and achievement. Moderated by Dr. Sara Mazrouei.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE.
Evening Telescope Observing
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Have you ever looked through a telescope? Take a tour of the night sky through a telescope and snap a photo or two of your favourite celestial body.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night where a professional astronomer gets to tell us about their latest research.
Sunrise
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

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 2020.

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, March 20, 2020 at The Great Hall! It'll be another fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, prizes, and Dunlap merchandise for sale!

Richmond Hill DDO
Check out the DDO Astronomy Series in Richmond Hill's Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 Community Recreation Guide.
Paul Delaney and Allan I. Carswell Observatory 1-metre telescope
Observe the night sky on Wednesdays with a 1-metre astronomical telescope.
RASC Robotic Telescope
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/_7vj3eKYYTY
Now is not the Time
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/v81hgd3DzxQ
Predicting Exoplanetary Atmospheres using Machine Learning
Artash Nath, a grade 8 student and member of the RASC, Toronto Centre, takes simulation data from the future ARIEL Space Telescope to show how he uses Machine Learning Software to filter out the noise from the Telescope's Exoplanet Observations.
Stargazing Travels in New Mexico

Is the winter cloudy weather getting you down? Are you affected by increasing light pollution? Well Frank Dempsey gives us his secret New Mexico locations and tips for a wintertime stargazing excursion.

Exoplanets Update with Professor Paul Delaney
What are the latest discoveries with Exoplanets? Prof. Paul Delaney of York University brings us up to date on the fast-breaking advancements in our knowledge of planets in other solar systems.
Astrophotography Down Under - with a defective mount!

Michael Watson recently came back from an astrophotography trip to Australia and discussed the difficulty he had with his new polar mount and the solutions he used to work around this problem.

Trying to Observe Dark Matter 2 km Deep: The PICO Experiment at SNOLAB

Ron Macnaughton gives a brief overview of what is happening at SNOLAB and its new PICO experiment that they are building to observe the elusive dark matter.

Illuminating the Dark Universe with Things That Go Bang in the Night

Dr. Renée Hložek, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, gave a presentation on why supernovae are important in learning how the universe is accelerating.

Black Holes - From Speculative to Spectacular

Black holes are perhaps the strangest thing in a very strange universe.

Imaging Emission Nebulae from your Backyard

Jim Chung shows us how we can image emission nebulae from our backyard without driving 1 or 2 hours to a dark site.

A Cruise and a Collection of Conjunctions

Between Tobermory and South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, the Chi-Cheemaun ferry travels through some of the darkest skies in North America.

A High Resolution View of Icy Mars with Dr. Isaac Smith

Ever wondered what Mars will look like close up? Well Dr. Isaac Smith gave a presentation about his research using high resolution images of Mars and what he has learned from them.

What You Never Knew about Cleaning Optics

Jim Chung shows us some interesting facts about cleaning our telescopic optics that we didn't know.

Quality Astrophotography on a Budget

Ever feel disheartened about the lack of a budget to get into astrophotography? Well, Adrian Aberdeen gives us a few ideas on how to get into astrophotography in a way that is less painful to your wallet.

Heavenly Help to the Rescue with Major Ted King (ret.)

Major Ted King (ret.), a pioneer and operations expert in COSPAS-SARSAT, presented the history and development of this program and the key role Canada played in its evolution.

Pegasus Pocket Powerbox Review

RASC, Toronto Centre member Denis Grey reviewed the Pegasus Pocket Powerbox at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting held on September 11, 2019 at the Ontario Science Centre.

Eclipse Argentina 2019

Dr. Ralph Chou, a veteran of over 26 solar eclipse expeditions, got a chance to add one more to his record—the 2019 Eclipse in Argentina.

RASC GA 2019

Here are recordings of the talks given at the RASC/AAVSO 2019 General Assembly which was held at York University in Toronto from June 13-16, 2019.