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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
A Picture in 1000 Words

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

Methane on Mars: Fact, Folly, or Figment?

From the first announcement of its discovery in the atmosphere of Mars in 2003, methane has “punched above its weight” in our scientific imagination of the red planet.

gas giants and Moon for August 2020

With comet C/2020 F3 fading fast, we can return to Jupiter and Saturn, which continue to offer stunning views. Neptune is close to the Earth on 10 Sep and we are slowly closing in on Mars.

The Sky This Month Aug 19 - Sept 16, 2020

For the upcoming month, Blake Nancarrow highlights the celestial events of the night sky. Since his reporting period excludes any New Moons, Blake embraces some of the features on his least favourite target, the Moon.

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?

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

Virtual Star Party

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

The Sky This Month July 15 - August 19, 2020

Chris Vaughan takes us on a "spritzer" summer light edition of the Sky This Month for July 15-August 19, 2020.

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.

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