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Fri Apr 11 – Astronomy Potpourri Night


Jo Vandendool & Stephen Mallia: A Review of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s March 21 Presentation in Toronto. Andrew Opala: Web-cam Astronomy with a Home-assembled Web-cam. ** Break ** Lukasz Tarkoski: Will show his Online Blog and Talk about the Vixen Polarie Star Tracker. Matt Grinter: Observing Tonight – What’s the Forecast? Randy Attwood: Final Preparations for the Upcoming Lunar Eclipse and some […]



June 26th – June 29th 2014 Join the members of Victoria Centre as we commemorate 100 years of being a RASC Centre at our 2014 RASC General Assembly. To add to the festivities, we will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, located in Saanich B.C., just to the north of […]

Fri Mar 25 – 8 pm Observing the April Total Lunar Eclipse


Observing the April Total Lunar Eclipse The April 15 Total Lunar Eclipse is the first eclipse visible from Southern Ontario for over three years. The Moon will pass through the shadow of the Earth in the early morning hours of April 15. What can we expect to see? What causes eclipses? How often do they […]

Fri Mar 7 – Astronomy Potpourri Night


  Please note room change to SE2072 for this meeting only. A Trip to the Sudbury Neutrino Laboratory – Catherine Carr, Movie Review of Europa Report – Walter Merino and A look back at two memorable solar eclipses and a look ahead at future ones – Randy Attwood The meeting will be held from 8:00 […]

Fri Feb 21 – 8 pm Searching for Water Across the Solar System


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 […]

Friday Feb 7 – Astronomy Potpourri and Annual General Meeting


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 […]

Past President Randy Attwood Honoured

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 […]

Pluto – is it a planet or not?


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 […]

Directly Imaging Extrasolar Planets, Thayne Currie


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 […]

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