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Tim Russ
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/1dvpFpFvNPk
Microbial Mats on Earth and perhaps Mars?

Ron Macnaughton presents a fascinating perspective on the work of Nora Noffke and the significance of Microbial Mats in the exploration of the possibility of life on Mars.

The Astro-Video Learning Curve

As you get older and your eyesight is diminishing or light pollution is encroaching on your neighbourhood and you are not getting as much out of astronomy anymore, is there an alternative? Yes, there is!

Tycho Brahe
Jerry Vila gives an engaging brief overview of Tycho Brahe's life and work. Brahe is a 16th century Danish Astronomer known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical observations.
Lightscaping Under the Night Sky

Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn introduces us to her enduring passion of taking beautiful images of the night sky around the world. She tells us what led to her involvement, where it has taken her, and how she learnt her skills.

Astronomy today, Framing the future

Dark matter. Humans on the Moon. Black holes and exoplanets. They’re hot topics in the news, and it just so happens women are discussing them.

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.

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.

This article complements a presentation delivered by Blake Nancarrow on 3 February 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?

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.
Galileo Galilei

Jerry Vila gave a presentation on Galileo's life and work to the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting of the RASC, Toronto Centre, which was held online on December 9, 2020.

Mini-Robotic Observatory (MRO)

Dave Lane needed something to do to keep himself busy in these COVID times and decided to build a mini remote observatory. He based it on his previous experience in creating remote observatories.

The Stars Belong to Everyone: Gender and Sexual Diversity in Astronomy

The RASC Inclusivity and Diversity Committee presents a profile of gender-diverse members of the astronomy and astrophysics communities.

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.

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!

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.

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.
Self-Isolation Star Parties

Do you miss those wonderful Star Parties hosted by RASC, where you get to look at the night sky and learn about what's up there? We do too! That's why we're hosting online star parties!

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.

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.
30 Astronomy Book Suggestions

Joel Dick reviewed "30 Astronomy Book Suggestions" from his reading experience and personal library. Joel recommended these books at the online Recreational Astronomy Night meeting, which was held on September 16, 2020.

On September 16, 2020, during the Recreational Astronomy Night for the Toronto Centre, Joel Dick showed his bookshelf and provided 30 (plus) popular astronomy book recommendations. 

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.

Nicolaus Copernicus
Jerry Vila gives us an overview of Nicolaus Copernicus' life and work and why it launched the start of the scientific revolution.

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