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The Sky This Month Holiday 2019-20 Edition

Here's the 2019-2020 Holiday Edition of TSTM!

The Sky This Month Dec 11, 2019 - Jan 15, 2020

Bryon Czarnik presents the Holiday Edition for the astronomical sky highlights for the upcoming month at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting on Dec 11, 2019. The meeting was held at the Ontario Science Centre.

Trying to Observe Dark Matter 2 km Deep: The PICO Experiment at SNOLAB

Ron Macnaughton gives a brief overview of what is happening at SNOLAB and its new PICO experiment that they are building to observe the elusive dark matter.

Astrophotography Down Under - with a defective mount!

Michael Watson recently came back from an astrophotography trip to Australia and discussed the difficulty he had with his new polar mount and the solutions he used to work around this problem.

Illuminating the Dark Universe with Things That Go Bang in the Night

Dr. Renée Hložek, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, gave a presentation on why supernovae are important in learning how the universe is accelerating.

Black Holes - From Speculative to Spectacular

Black holes are perhaps the strangest thing in a very strange universe.

The Sky This Month Nov 13 - Dec 10, 2019

Even though we are destined to have cloudy skies for the next month, Andy Beaton has given us a few ideas on what to look for in the sky if it clears. What astronomical activities can we pursue if it is cloudy?

A Cruise and a Collection of Conjunctions

Between Tobermory and South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, the Chi-Cheemaun ferry travels through some of the darkest skies in North America.

Imaging Emission Nebulae from your Backyard

Jim Chung shows us how we can image emission nebulae from our backyard without driving 1 or 2 hours to a dark site.

A High Resolution View of Icy Mars with Dr. Isaac Smith

Ever wondered what Mars will look like close up? Well Dr. Isaac Smith gave a presentation about his research using high resolution images of Mars and what he has learned from them.

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