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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
Decolonizing Mars Exploration
Going to Mars has been the dream since the 1950s. Now, it's romanticized as the next "frontier" of space exploration. But Mi’kmaw astronomer, Dr. Hilding Neilson, challenges us to reframe and decolonize how we think about our relationship with space and Mars.
An Astronomer's Guide to Mars

Where's Mars in our night sky? What does Mars Opposition even mean?

DDO Mars Madness

These presentations were recorded as part of the David Dunlap Observatory Mars Madness online event held on October 11 and 12th, 2020 and produced by RASC, Toronto Centre.

Live Views of the Mars Opposition 2020 - Claudio Oriani

Discover how a live view of Mars through a telescope looks during Mars Opposition 2020! RASC member Claudio Oriani talks about observing and processing his images from October 5.

Live Views of the Mars Opposition 2020 - Rick Foster

Discover how a live view of Mars through a telescope looks during Mars Opposition 2020! RASC member Rick Foster talks about observing and processing his images from October 9.

Deciphering Mars

What is Mars really like? Join Dr. Bhairavi Shankar in uncovering the surface of the red planet from mountains and volcanoes to valleys and ancient oceans.

News from Mars with Karthik Othayoth

Mars is an exciting neighbour because of its planetary geology, habitability and the possibility of life!

Video: The Stars Belong to Everyone: Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Astronomy
Join us as we discuss expanding diversity and inclusion in astronomy in Canada with panelists Dr. Sarah Gallagher, Dr. Sara Mazrouei, Nicole Mortillaro and Dr. Hilding Neilson.
Explore the Universe

Did you know The RASC has observing certificate programs? If you see specific astronomical objects, you can receive a certificate and pin for your accomplishments!

Getting my RASC Explore the Universe Certificate

Arushi Nath, a grade 6 student and member of the RASC, Toronto Centre, gave an impassioned presentation on why she is interested in Astronomy and what interested her to work on getting the RASC Explore the Universe Certificate.

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