The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
The Sky This Month Sept 16-Oct 14, 2020

Chris Vaughan, a champion of the Sky This Month, takes us through a comprehensive exploration of the things to look out for in the night sky in the coming month.

Planet Party 2020

Even at home, you’re never alone!

A Picture in 1000 Words

Ever wonder what’s going on in those beautiful pictures you see on the news from space?

Methane on Mars: Fact, Folly, or Figment?

From the first announcement of its discovery in the atmosphere of Mars in 2003, methane has “punched above its weight” in our scientific imagination of the red planet.

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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.

gas giants and Moon for August 2020

With comet C/2020 F3 fading fast, we can return to Jupiter and Saturn, which continue to offer stunning views. Neptune is close to the Earth on 10 Sep and we are slowly closing in on Mars.

The Sky This Month Aug 19 - Sept 16, 2020

For the upcoming month, Blake Nancarrow highlights the celestial events of the night sky. Since his reporting period excludes any New Moons, Blake embraces some of the features on his least favourite target, the Moon.


Ever wondered how you can get more out of your telescope observing? Ever hoped to connect with other backyard telescopes when the weather or your location is bad?

Cosmos From Your Couch

Looking for a way to connect with the wider world–or maybe the wider universe–during the pandemic? The Dunlap Institute and our partners from across the University of Toronto want to connect with you!

Virtual Star Party

Stargaze with us during our first ever virtual Star Party on YouTube!