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The RASC, Toronto Centre is seeking an Outreach Coordinator for its activities at the David Dunlap Observatory. Deadline for applications is October 31, 2021.
The Sky This Month October 6 - November 3, 2021

Andy Beaton takes another swing at the bat with The Sky This Month for October 6 - November 3, 2021. Andy even includes an observation to look out for on his birthday, the Lunar X.

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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

Mapping the Milky Way in the Age of Gaia
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Catch the ASX’s next Star Talk on October 29 at 5:00pm! The guest speaker is Dr. Joshua Speagle, a Banting & Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Statistical Sciences, David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto.
OSC Family Trivia Night: Hallowe'en Fun
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm

Kick off your Halloween weekend and test your knowledge of spooky science, from creepy crawlies here on Earth to the mysterious depths of outer space.

Dr. Michelle Thaller
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Space’s Scariest Monsters: Neutron Stars and Black Holes

DDO: Up in the Sky
Friday, October 29, 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, November 3, 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.

RASC Colour Seal
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join Jean Dupuis and Nathalie Ouellette to learn more about the James Webb Space Telescope and Canada's role in this exciting project.

William Morin
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Speaker: William Morin, BFA, BA (Indigenous Studies), B.Ed, M.A., PhD (ABD)
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.

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Join us online to learn basic astronomy that you can do on your own from your backyard!
Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/-TILMj1ytEM
Planet Party!
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/MR8CTh-mwSo
RAN ONLINE - September 08, 2021
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/OtcXETzmLN8
Perseids Meteor Shower
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/2hvqrmzzDtg
Selenophile or Lunatic

The definition of a Selenophile is a person who loves the Moon. The definition of a Lunatic is someone affected with a severely disordered state of mind. Randy Enkin is definitely a selenophile and not a lunatic.

Weighing the Earth 2½ Centuries Ago - Part One

Ron Macnaughton has a passion for understanding how scientists in the past were able to accomplish accurate measurements with crude and limited instruments.

Among Us
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/8rmANPW8kak
Elite Dangerous
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/s7glaOuGsSY
Out of Space
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/7brjjmJF7-U
Astronomy Cafe
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 10:30pm to 11:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/KArBL3dsNl8
Deep Space Astrophotography with Trevor Jones from astrobackyard.com

Trevor Jones, from astrobackyard.com and astrobackyard YouTube channel, takes us through the different methods he uses to capture deep sky objects (DSOs).