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Mars rover navigation 101
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
In this live public talk, Olivier Lamarre will briefly cover how current rovers safely navigate autonomously on the surface of Mars and how teams of human operators help them remotely.
Moon at Noon
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
We have a whopping 19 targets to cover this session, so we will spend lots of time focusing on how to find them!
Friends of the DAO
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 10:00pm to 10:45pm

Take a guided tour of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, including the Plaskett telescope and Centre of the Universe located in Victoria, BC.

OSC Family Trivia Night
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm

Get ready for another Family Trivia Night! This time, we’re covering all things space—from stars and asteroids to black holes and dwarf planets—to celebrate International Astronomy Day.

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!

Empathy, Positionality & Creating Inclusive Environments
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Having an inclusive community within RASC creates a culture where marginalized people can thrive.
Canada’s Future in Space
Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Webinar to engage Canadian students and young professionals in a discussion on the future of the Canadian space sector!
Claire David
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Claire David, Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy, York University; Associate Scientist, Fermilab

Space Place Canada - Down to Earth
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

A panel discussion exploring how made-in-Canada space technology enables research, grows our economy and benefits society down here on Earth

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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

Kim Tait & Bill Nye
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Kim Tait, Royal Ontario Museum

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, June 2, 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 2021 GA
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 12:00pm to Monday, June 28, 2021 - 5:00pm

The RASC GA is a four-day event, jam-packed with exciting events and fun for the entire family.

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.

Moon at Noon

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.

RAN ONLINE - May 05, 2021
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/Dz1OpgMH75E
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.
Tim Russ
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/1dvpFpFvNPk
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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.

Tycho Brahe
Jerry Vila gives an engaging brief overview of Tycho Brahe's life and work. Brahe is a 16th century Danish Astronomer known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical observations.
Lightscaping Under the Night Sky

Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn introduces us to her enduring passion of taking beautiful images of the night sky around the world. She tells us what led to her involvement, where it has taken her, and how she learnt her skills.

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.

DIY Asteroid Astrometry using Python

Ever felt frustrated when trying to use your astronomy skills to find an asteroid in the night sky? Well, Arushi and Artash Nath have come to your rescue with their DIY Asteroid Astrometry using Python.

Weather Forecasting for the Amateur Astronomer

If you love to practise your astronomy skills, you will also need to practise your weather predicting skills. Blake Nancarrow shows us how with various weather apps and weather related websites.

This article complements a presentation delivered by Blake Nancarrow on 3 February 2021.

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