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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
The Sky This Month January 30 - February 26, 2020
At the recent Recreational Astronomy Night (RAN) meeting, Arnold Brody presented the upcoming astronomical highlights for January 30 - February 26, 2020, covering occultations by the Moon, what's happening with our Sun, space launch activity, and how to check on the dimming star Betelgeuse.
Stargazing Travels in New Mexico

Is the winter cloudy weather getting you down? Are you affected by increasing light pollution? Well Frank Dempsey gives us his secret New Mexico locations and tips for a wintertime stargazing excursion.

Predicting Exoplanetary Atmospheres using Machine Learning
Artash Nath, a grade 8 student and member of the RASC, Toronto Centre, takes simulation data from the future ARIEL Space Telescope to show how he uses Machine Learning Software to filter out the noise from the Telescope's Exoplanet Observations.
Immersive Astronomy

Ron Macnaughton visited the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit in Montreal and was inspired to ask if its method of presenting Van Gogh's art could be used to capture the astronomical experience one would have under a clear, dark, luminous sky.

Exoplanets Update with Professor Paul Delaney
What are the latest discoveries with Exoplanets? Prof. Paul Delaney of York University brings us up to date on the fast-breaking advancements in our knowledge of planets in other solar systems.
The Sky This Month Holiday 2019-20 Edition

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

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.

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.

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.

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