RASC National Society Videos: The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy

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 every other Tuesday at 3:30pm EDT. They'll give you the tools to learn astronomy on your own at home, along with some observing goals to try. All you need is your computer! A pair of binoculars will help, but are not necessary.

Register here! Videos will also be livestreamed to The RASC YouTube Channel.


All About Stellarium!
In this inaugural session, Chris and Jenna go over how to download and use Stellarium, an open-source, free to use software that runs on all platforms. Check out the links below!
DOWNLOAD STELLARIUM
ISS
CHRIS'S WEBSITE / SKYLIGHTS


Introductory Observing
In this episode we go over all the answers from the first Scavenger Hunt! We also delve into a few observational targets, including Venus in the Pleiades (April 3rd in the evening), and the Orion Nebula.

We also found out that everyone's favourite constellation is Orion! Tell us what yours is in the comments!


2020's Last Supermoon
We've had a rebranding! This show was previously called Homebound Astronomy.


Demystifying the Stars


Introductory Astrophotography
RASC NB member Paul Owen joins us to discuss some tools you can use to get your start in astrophotography!


Introductory Photoshop


Galaxy Season
This week we were talking all about galaxies! Find out about our Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy, the structure of other galaxies out there, and a few observing tips on how to find some!


Messier and NGC Catalog


Apps and Tools


Double Stars and Binocular Targets


Beginner Telescopes


Intermediate Astrophotography Part 1


Intermediate Astrophotography Part 2


Science Fiction in the Stars


The Summer Milky Way
Check out the best of what the summer Milky Way has to offer!


Constellation Deep Dive
This week we're talking about how to spot some upcoming events like ISS passes and the Perseids Meteor Shower, and then diving into some summertime constellations with lore, history and cool deep space objects to find within them!


A Virtual Tour of the Southern Hemisphere
Come check out Australia's skies with us! We dive into different constellations and objects that only those in the southern part of the world can see.


Summer/Fall Planets


Stargazing for Beginners and the Best Sights for Autumn


How to Get the Most Out of Your Telescope


Mars Fest 2020


Guinness Out of This World Records!


https://rasc.ca/homebound-astronomy