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The Sky This Month July 7 - August 3, 2021

Arnold Brody gives us a comprehensive look at the upcoming astronomy highlights for the period from July 7 - August 3, 2021.

the Sky This Month presentation by Arnold Brody delivered on July 7, 2021

The attached PDF contains the slides for the Sky This Month presentation by Arnold Brody delivered during the July 7, 2021 Recreational Astronomy Night Meeting.

ASX - Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Catch our upcoming Star Talk with post-doctoral researcher Dr. Cherry Ng.

Among Us
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Looking for a fun way to connect with people through computer games that are out of this world?

Creation Station

Are you curious about the universe? Do you spend your nights watching the Moon and the stars, dream about being an astronaut or finding alien life? We want you to let your imagination run wild!

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, August 4, 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.

Perseids Meteor Shower
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Discover the history behind one of the most radiant celestial events in our hemisphere in this presentation by the David Dunlap Observatory: Learn how to spot the Perseids at its peak!

Up in the Sky
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 9:30pm to 11:00pm

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.

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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

Astronomy Speakers Night
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 9:30pm to 11:00pm

Join us, from the comfort of your home! This program will feature live-stream views from the DDO's 74-Inch telescope (Weather permitting). Explore breaking news from space and current research into what lies beyond our home planet!

Sunday Sungazing
Sunday, August 22, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Safely observe the Sun with us, from the comfort of your home! During these family-friendly sessions, a DDO Astronomer will answer your questions about our closest star: the Sun!
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.

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
Stellaris
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/77V4l9XFRZg
RAN ONLINE - July 07, 2021
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/x5DsnFx6Hlg
Astrophotography: Deep Sky and Skyscapes

Have you ever wanted to pursue your passion for astrophotography, escape the light polluted skies of the big city and build an observatory in the country? Well, Stuart Heggie did just that!

RAN ONLINE - June 02, 2021
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/gcXuIvJJosw
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.
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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.

Optical Coatings & Oilings for Astronomical Instruments

The optical surfaces of all modern quality astronomical instruments are either coated and/or oiled-spaced with extremely thin layers of metallic/dielectric or liquid materials to improve optical performance.

Robotic Telescope Project

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is operating a robotic telescope from the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.

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