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Among Us
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/8rmANPW8kak
Elite Dangerous
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/s7glaOuGsSY
Out of Space
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/7brjjmJF7-U
Astronomy Cafe
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 10:30pm to 11:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/KArBL3dsNl8
Deep Space Astrophotography with Trevor Jones from astrobackyard.com

Trevor Jones, from astrobackyard.com and astrobackyard YouTube channel, takes us through the different methods he uses to capture deep sky objects (DSOs).

Variable Stars with John Percy

John Percy just celebrated his 60th year as a member of the RASC, Toronto Centre! Congratulations, John! In addition, he is Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Stellaris
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/77V4l9XFRZg
Simulation: Hypothetical Asteroid Impact Scenario

Have you ever wondered what you or other people could do if we learn that an asteroid is predicted to hit the earth?

Astrophotography: Deep Sky and Skyscapes

Have you ever wanted to pursue your passion for astrophotography, escape the light polluted skies of the big city and build an observatory in the country? Well, Stuart Heggie did just that!

RAN ONLINE - June 02, 2021
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/gcXuIvJJosw
Optical Coatings & Oilings for Astronomical Instruments

The optical surfaces of all modern quality astronomical instruments are either coated and/or oiled-spaced with extremely thin layers of metallic/dielectric or liquid materials to improve optical performance.

Robotic Telescope Project

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is operating a robotic telescope from the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.

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.

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