Searching for Water Across the Solar System Abstract: In our exploration of the solar system, the most repeated motto might be “Follow the Water.” What does this mean in a planetary context and why are we so interested in such a common molecule? This talk will describe where the solar system’s water originated, how it […]
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Friday Feb 7, 2013 – UTM Rm SE2082 8:00-8:45 Our host this evening is Randy Attwood. The following presenters and their topics will be showcased for the first part of the meeting. Christopher Lansdale: The Joys of Using Small Telescopes Walter Merino: “Gravity” – a review of the recent movie which is generating Oscar […]
Shortly before Christmas, the RASC announced that Randy Attwood has been honoured with one of the first three Fellowship awards that the Society has conferred for extraordinary contributions to the Society over many years. The award of Fellow of the RASC is the most senior national award, and is given to those individuals whose efforts […]
Friday, January 24, 2014 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Room 2082, William Davis Building (University of Toronto at Mississauga) 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga Jesse Rogerson, York University. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union made a landmark decision that ultimately reclassified the object we call Pluto as a Dwarf Planet. The resultant responses from both the astronomical community […]
November 29 Speaker Meeting at UTM 8:00 – 10:00 PM Direct imaging is the new frontier in exoplanet detection and the means by which we will eventually discover a true Earth twin around a Sun-like star. In this talk, I introduce the instrumentation, observing techniques, and image processing methods used to directly image planets. I […]
Friday, October 25 8:00 – 10:00 PM Speaker: Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn Collaborating in Astrophotography Abstract: Astrophotography is one of the fastest growing aspects of astronomy. Often though, it can be a very daunting and solitary hobby with a steep learning curve. Collaborating in astrophotography can have many benefits at any skill level. It can result […]