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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
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.

SkyNews
Join our team! The RASC is looking for a new Managing Editor to help take SkyNews - The Canadian Magazine of Astronomy and Stargazing to the next level. Application deadline: October 31, 2019.
Quality Astrophotography on a Budget

Ever feel disheartened about the lack of a budget to get into astrophotography? Well, Adrian Aberdeen gives us a few ideas on how to get into astrophotography in a way that is less painful to your wallet.

What You Never Knew about Cleaning Optics

Jim Chung shows us some interesting facts about cleaning our telescopic optics that we didn't know.

The Sky This Month Oct 9 - Nov 12, 2019
Denis Grey highlights the upcoming month's celestial wonders with an emphasis on the November 11 transit of Mercury with the Sun.
Paul Delaney and Allan I. Carswell Observatory 1-metre telescope
In keeping with York University’s intent to keep its community and guests safe in the current situation, effective immediately all Public Viewing and tour activities are suspended until April 30, 2020.

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