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!

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!

Tuesday, August 11th
A Virtual Tour of the Southern Hemisphere - Chris Vaughan
• The skies down under (and in South America and Africa) host amazing sights not visible from Canada. We'll use Stellarium to travel to the Southern Hemisphere and see the sights.

Tuesday, August 25th
Summer/Fall Planet Viewing Preview - Chris Vaughan
• Summer 2020 evenings will feature Jupiter and Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, and Mars, too! We'll preview how to view those planets, what features on them to look for, and some observing tips.