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2017 Ottawa GA

2017 RASC General Assembly in Ottawa

Thursday, June 29, 2017 to Monday, July 3, 2017

Join the Ottawa Centre during Canada's 150th anniversary (GA website). Early accommodations booking deadline: December 15, 2016

Gazing at the Milky Way

AGO: Explore the Cosmos in a Pop-Up Planetarium

Monday, December 26, 2016 - 11:00am to Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 3:00pm

11 am to 3 pm daily, every 30 minutes

Solar Observing

Saturday, January 7, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE observing pad. This is the area in front of the Science Centre's entrance. We use specialized telescopes that are safe to aim at the Sun.

City Star Party (first clear night: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday)

Monday, January 9, 2017 to Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hover above the moon like an astronaut and get eye-to-eye with the planets. Find colourful stars, star clusters, bright nebulae and even another galaxy.

Adam Muzzin

Speaker's Night: The Most Distant Galaxies in the Universe: What we know, and what the James Webb Space Telescope will tell us

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Speaker: Dr. Adam Muzzin, Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy, York University

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday)

Monday, January 23, 2017 to Thursday, January 26, 2017

See the milky way and galaxies with the unaided eye. Point your telescope to find the many dim deep space objects that sprinkle the sky. Away from Toronto's light polution, there is so much to see.

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting. This is where our members get to show their latest projects, or give tutorials and tips on just about everything to do with Astronomy.