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Galileo Galilei

Jerry Vila gave a presentation on Galileo's life and work to the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting of the RASC, Toronto Centre, which was held online on December 9, 2020.

Mini-Robotic Observatory (MRO)

Dave Lane needed something to do to keep himself busy in these COVID times and decided to build a mini remote observatory. He based it on his previous experience in creating remote observatories.

The Stars Belong to Everyone: Gender and Sexual Diversity in Astronomy

The RASC Inclusivity and Diversity Committee presents a profile of gender-diverse members of the astronomy and astrophysics communities.

Telescope Project Update

On November 12, 2020, Frank Dempsey gave an online presentation to the Recreational Astronomy Night Meeting of the RASC, Toronto Centre about his progress in building a 12.5-inch mirror for his telescope project.

SkyShed and Beyond

Wayne Parker, the proprietor of SkyShed.com, presents an overview and background on how he and his company have come to supply thousands of SkyShed plans and observatories to astronomers around the world.

Unravelling the Mysterious Fast Radio Burst with CHIME

Dr. Cherry Ng is a post-doctoral researcher at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics. During her PhD study, she discovered 60 rapidly-spinning neutron stars with the Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia.

Explore the Universe

Did you know The RASC has observing certificate programs? If you see specific astronomical objects, you can receive a certificate and pin for your accomplishments!

Planetary Imaging

Ever wondered how to convert your fuzzy planetary videos into nice clear planetary images? Claudio Oriani shows us how to do it and what programs we would need to use.

Physically Distanced Astrophotography of Michael Watson
Even in the world of a pandemic, Michael Watson continues to enjoy his pursuit of astrophotography. He showed his recent physically distanced work at the October 14, 2020 Recreational Astronomy Night meeting.
Self-Isolation Star Parties

Do you miss those wonderful Star Parties hosted by RASC, where you get to look at the night sky and learn about what's up there? We do too! That's why we're hosting online star parties!

DDO Mars Madness

These presentations were recorded as part of the David Dunlap Observatory Mars Madness online event held on October 11 and 12th, 2020 and produced by RASC, Toronto Centre.

Video: The Stars Belong to Everyone: Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Astronomy
Join us as we discuss expanding diversity and inclusion in astronomy in Canada with panelists Dr. Sarah Gallagher, Dr. Sara Mazrouei, Nicole Mortillaro and Dr. Hilding Neilson.
30 Astronomy Book Suggestions

Joel Dick reviewed "30 Astronomy Book Suggestions" from his reading experience and personal library. Joel recommended these books at the online Recreational Astronomy Night meeting, which was held on September 16, 2020.

On September 16, 2020, during the Recreational Astronomy Night for the Toronto Centre, Joel Dick showed his bookshelf and provided 30 (plus) popular astronomy book recommendations. 

Getting my RASC Explore the Universe Certificate

Arushi Nath, a grade 6 student and member of the RASC, Toronto Centre, gave an impassioned presentation on why she is interested in Astronomy and what interested her to work on getting the RASC Explore the Universe Certificate.

Nicolaus Copernicus
Jerry Vila gives us an overview of Nicolaus Copernicus' life and work and why it launched the start of the scientific revolution.
INDIHUB

Ever wondered how you can get more out of your telescope observing? Ever hoped to connect with other backyard telescopes when the weather or your location is bad?

Virtual Star Party

Stargaze with us during our first ever virtual Star Party on YouTube!

From Outer Space to Sub Surface

On July 15, 2020, Artash Nath gave a presentation on Seismic Vibrations, how to measure them and on what impact the COVID-19 lockdown has had on these vibrations.

Imaging from my Backyard

Ever wished you could do astro-imaging from your backyard and do so in comfort? David Robitaille wanted to do just that and he shows you the success he had in accomplishing this goal through frustration and perseverance.

Star Light, Star Bright with Dr Rachel Ward-Maxwell
Extraordinary Exoplanets with Emily Deibert

Over 4000 exoplanets have been discovered to date—but what do we really know about them, and how do we know it?

A Picture in 1000 Words

Ever wonder what’s going on in those beautiful pictures you see on the news from space?

Cosmos From Your Couch

Looking for a way to connect with the wider world–or maybe the wider universe–during the pandemic? The Dunlap Institute and our partners from across the University of Toronto want to connect with you!

Build a Custom Dew Heater for your Telescope

Do you have trouble with dew fogging up your eyepieces? Are you on a budget? Are you fed up with having to replace a recently purchased broken dew heater?

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