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The content for 10+ Funtastic Stories of the Night Sky - Public Outreach to Kids, Teens and Adults presented by Bryon Czarnik at the Recreational Astronomy Night on August 14, 2019.

Funtastic Stories of the Night Sky

Ever wondered how you can spruce up your astronomical public outreach observing? Well, Bryon Czarnik has you covered.

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.

The Sky This Month Aug 14 - Sept 10, 2019

On August 14, 2019, Andy Beaton, a member of the RASC, Toronto Centre presented the astronomical highlights of the upcoming month. He spoke at the Recreational Astronomical Night meeting held at the Ontario Science Centre.

RASC-TC Awards Picnic 2019
On July 28, 2019, the RASC, Toronto Centre held its annual Awards Picnic to honour the outstanding contributions of its members in the previous year.
Summer of Space
Join us for a Summer of Space with new space-themed exhibitions, IMAX® films and a planetarium show. Throughout the summer, enjoy special monthly programming on Canada’s contribution to space, the Moon and the future of space exploration.
Owen Maynard
July 20, 2019 - September 2, 2019
Learn about the remarkable story of a Canadian engineer whose influence on the Apollo program led to landing a human on the Moon.

The attached PDF contains notes and details for Chris Vaughan's presentation of the The Sky This Month - the Lazy, Hazy, Dog Days of Summer Edition, presented at the RAN meeting on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

The Sky This Month July 17 - August 14, 2019

On July 17, 2019, Chris Vaughan outlined the astronomical highlights in the next month during "the dog days of summer," with a "celestial" explanation.

Imaging Planets at Latitude 10°
Manuel Guerrero, a planetary Imager and a member of the RASC, Mississauga Centre, felt a degree of frustration when imaging planets at northern latitudes due to their low elevation in the sky and the increased effect of the earth's atmosphere.

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