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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
Sunspot Observations and Reporting to the AAVSO Solar Section

Ever wonder how to combine citizen science with solar observations? As Frank Dempsey describes in his presentation, AAVSO is one of the organisations that encourages sunspot reporting and explains how to go about doing it.

The Sky This Month July 17 - August 14, 2019

On July 17, 2019, Chris Vaughan outlined the astronomical highlights in the next month during "the dog days of summer," with a "celestial" explanation.

RASC Colour Seal

Exciting news! Through a generous grant from the Carswell Family Foundation, the RASC is now able to hire a fifth full-time staff member. Applications are open until July 5th, 2019.

Teaching Neil to Land

Ever wonder how Neil Armstrong learned to land the lunar module on the Apollo 11 expedition when he couldn't practice due to the differences between the Earth and the Moon's gravity?

Fiddling with Focus the DIY Way

Ever get frustrated trying to focus your telescope and having to wait till it stops jiggling to make another adjustment? Well Richard Blackman decided to put his DIY skills to the task and solve the problem.

The Sky This Month - June 19 to July 16, 2019
The content for The Sky This Month presented by Arnold Brody at the Recreational Astronomy Night on June 19, 2019, including event dates and times, sky charts, and observing targets.
The Sky This Month June 19 - July 16, 2019

Arnold Brody takes us through the coming months' celestial highlights and gives us some insight into what is happening to Jupiter's Red Spot and what might happen to Saturn's rings.

The Life of Neil Armstrong: Myth and Reality
A Royal Astronomical Society of Canada live stream presentation of the Ruth Northcott Memorial Lecture, which was held at York University, Toronto, on June 15, 2019.
RASC GA 2019

Here are recordings of the talks given at the RASC/AAVSO 2019 General Assembly which was held at York University in Toronto from June 13-16, 2019.

Armstrong
Opens July 12, 2019
Armstrong is a dramatic and emotional documentary that features never-before-seen family home-movie footage, along with still and moving images that chronicle Neil Armstrong’s incredible life.

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