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The Sky This Month for September 8 - October 6, 2021

If you want to know what is going on, celestial speaking, look no further than this month's The Sky This Month with Chris Vaughan.

The attached PDF contains the full notes for The Sky This Month presentation delivered by Chris Vaughan at the Recreational Astronomy Night Meeting on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. 

Dr. Laurie Rousseau-Nepton
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Learning about the Birth of Stars with SITELLE

Up in the Sky
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm

Join us, from the comfort of your home! This program provides an illustrated one-hour presentation and discussion about what exciting celestial events to look for each season.

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Join us online to learn basic astronomy that you can do on your own from your backyard!

Dava Sobel, "Women’s Work at the Dawn of Astrophysics"
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Dava Sobel: "Women’s Work at the Dawn of Astrophysics"

Toronto's Online Story Hour - Indigenous in STEM
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

On Thursday, September 30th at 7:00pm EDT, join us for our online live show! Three Indigenous storytellers will share their true, personal stories about science.

NASA Space Apps Toronto
Saturday, October 2, 2021 to Sunday, October 3, 2021
Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 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.

International Observe the Moon Night
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

This event unites Moon enthusiasts and curious people worldwide on one day each year to look at and learn about the Moon. Meet space professionals and explore Moon-related topics in a virtual setting.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night where a professional astronomer gets to tell us about their latest research.

Robotic Telescope for Classrooms

Introducing the RASC’s newest outreach program, Robotic Telescope for Classrooms! This brand new program gives students and teachers the opportunity to work with real exoplanet transit data collected by the RASC’s robotic telescope.

Allan I. Carswell Observatory
Join the Allan I. Carswell Observatory for weekly Online Public Viewing, York Universe and TeleTube

For RASC members, we offer computer software training on Stellarium. It is a popular and powerful planetarium application available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers. The full software for computers is free.

This article was prepared for people attending the telescope clinic, organised by the RASC, Toronto Centre. But it contains information useful for any new or novice telescope user.

Planet Party!
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/MR8CTh-mwSo
RAN ONLINE - September 08, 2021
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/OtcXETzmLN8
The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Join us online to learn basic astronomy that you can do on your own from your backyard!
Perseids Meteor Shower
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/2hvqrmzzDtg
Weighing the Earth 2½ Centuries Ago - Part One

Ron Macnaughton has a passion for understanding how scientists in the past were able to accomplish accurate measurements with crude and limited instruments.

RAN ONLINE - August 4, 2021
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/z33Be3H1Ons
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.