News

The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
Telescope Project Update

On November 12, 2020, Frank Dempsey gave an online presentation to the Recreational Astronomy Night Meeting of the RASC, Toronto Centre about his progress in building a 12.5-inch mirror for his telescope project.

SkyShed and Beyond

Wayne Parker, the proprietor of SkyShed.com, presents an overview and background on how he and his company have come to supply thousands of SkyShed plans and observatories to astronomers around the world.

Unravelling the Mysterious Fast Radio Burst with CHIME

Dr. Cherry Ng is a post-doctoral researcher at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics. During her PhD study, she discovered 60 rapidly-spinning neutron stars with the Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia.

group shot awards picnic summer 2019 at the David Dunlap Observatory by Peter Visima

2019 RASC Toronto Centre Award Recipients

Halloween Virtual Star Party

Are you ready to be bewitched? Join us for spellbinding stargazing at our Halloween Virtual Star Party! For the first time since 1944, a full Moon will light the Halloween sky.

Water, water everywhere? with Paul Delaney

Our understanding of our own solar system has changed significantly since the advent of spacecraft exploration. Water was once believed very scarce in our corner of the galaxy but we now realize this is not the case.

council of the Sun

Information for the 2020 Annual Meeting

This members-only page contains information regarding the upcoming Annual Meeting of the RASC Toronto Centre.

The Sky This Month Oct 14 to Nov 10, 2020
The attached PDF contain the notes for The Sky This Month presentation by Arnold Brody, delivered at the RASC Toronto Centre Recreational Astronomy Night Meeting on October 14, 2020. Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/M6gckC2UqJg
Physically Distanced Astrophotography of Michael Watson
Even in the world of a pandemic, Michael Watson continues to enjoy his pursuit of astrophotography. He showed his recent physically distanced work at the October 14, 2020 Recreational Astronomy Night meeting.
Planetary Imaging

Ever wondered how to convert your fuzzy planetary videos into nice clear planetary images? Claudio Oriani shows us how to do it and what programs we would need to use.

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