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The Life Cycle of Massive Stars
Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

This talk will explore the evolution of massive stars, starting from their birth to how they end their life in the form of a supernova.

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Join us online to learn basic astronomy that you can do on your own from your backyard!

Nienke van der Marel
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Planets around other stars, also called exoplanets, are seen everywhere! In the last 25 years, thousands of exoplanets have been found throughout the Milky Way. How do we find these planets?
Up in the Sky
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm

Join us, from the comfort of your home! This program provides an illustrated one-hour presentation and discussion about what exciting celestial events to look for each season.

Ask an Astronomer
Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us, from the comfort of your home! Let us help you explore and understand the night sky!

The Moon at Noon
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

We're back with our next online observing program! This time we'll be bringing you the Explore the Moon Observing Program. Anyone can join as we dive into craters and climb mountain ranges on our nearest neighbour.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting. This is where our members get to show their latest projects or give tutorials and tips on just about everything to do with astronomy.

All Things Space - Junior Virtual March Break Camp
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 10:30am to Friday, April 16, 2021 - 12:00pm
For Grades 1-3 youth interested in STEAM and curious about space exploration. We introduce basic topics in engaging ways all week.
Space Engineer's Virtual March Break Camp
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 1:00pm to Friday, April 16, 2021 - 2:30pm
Think Like A Space Engineer All Week!
Robotic Telescope for Classrooms

Introducing the RASC’s newest outreach program, Robotic Telescope for Classrooms! This brand new program gives students and teachers the opportunity to work with real exoplanet transit data collected by the RASC’s robotic telescope.

Allan I. Carswell Observatory
Join the Allan I. Carswell Observatory for weekly Online Public Viewing, York Universe and TeleTube

For RASC members, we offer computer software training on Stellarium. It is a popular and powerful planetarium application available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers. The full software for computers is free.

This article was prepared for people attending the telescope clinic, organised by the RASC, Toronto Centre. But it contains information useful for any new or novice telescope user.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/h7QNtVJP1vs
Strange Signals: Fast Radio Bursts
Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/O5ZfLXfm3J4
OSC Virtual Star Party
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/itMDoTaIAdo
All About Mars
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/8j_KUPBP0PE
The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Join us online to learn basic astronomy that you can do on your own from your backyard! We'll be hosting introductory astronomy courses on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00pm EDT.
Astronomy today, Framing the future

Dark matter. Humans on the Moon. Black holes and exoplanets. They’re hot topics in the news, and it just so happens women are discussing them.

RAN ONLINE - February 03, 2021
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/3UPQ1QgcWnI
This article complements a presentation delivered by Blake Nancarrow on 3 February 2021.
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Join us for one of our talks!

Speakers from across the country will be joining us to share their areas of astronomical expertise. Check back here regularly to see who will be speaking next.

Artemis: A Thin Meniscus Mirror Telescope
After Tom Otvos gave a successful presentation on April 25, 2018 (see link below) regarding his progress on the construction of his thin meniscus mirror telescope, he returned to our online Recreational Astronomy Night meeting of January 6, 2021.
RAN ONLINE - January 06, 2021
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/9Vx8hsgATgI
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 11, 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.

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