The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
DIY Asteroid Astrometry using Python

Ever felt frustrated when trying to use your astronomy skills to find an asteroid in the night sky? Well, Arushi and Artash Nath have come to your rescue with their DIY Asteroid Astrometry using Python.

The Sky This Month for Feb 3 - Mar 2, 2021

Arnold Brody gives us a detailed overview as to what to look for in the world of astronomy from February 3 to March 2, 2021, highlighting what is happening in the night sky.

Weather Forecasting for the Amateur Astronomer

If you love to practise your astronomy skills, you will also need to practise your weather predicting skills. Blake Nancarrow shows us how with various weather apps and weather related websites.

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The RASC is hiring! The Society's National Office in Toronto is looking for a Sales and Marketing Coordinator. Job application deadline: February 5, 2021
Golden Handle

The attached PDF contains the notes for the Sky This Month presented by Chris Vaughan at the Recreational Astronomy Night Meeting on January 6, 2021.

Artemis: A Thin Meniscus Mirror Telescope
After Tom Otvos gave a successful presentation on April 25, 2018 (see link below) regarding his progress on the construction of his thin meniscus mirror telescope, he returned to our online Recreational Astronomy Night meeting of January 6, 2021.
Football and Astronomy - The Making of the Giant Magellan Telescope Mirrors

Ever wondered where the Giant Magellan Telescope mirrors are built? Would you believe that it has a connection to football?

The Sky This Month for January 6, 2021 to February 2, 2021

Chris Vaughan gives us a detailed overview of important historical astronomy dates, special Moon features to look out for as well as interesting deep sky objects for the month of January 6 - February 2, 2021.

Apply now for the new position of RASC Toronto Centre Outreach Coordinator at the David Dunlap Observatory. Deadline for applications is January 4, 2021.
Astronomy In Depth - Saturn-Jupiter Conjunction
Blake Nancarrow and Chris Vaughan do a deep dive into what all the fuss is about with this Saturn and Jupiter Conjunction of 2020. Is all the hype worth it?