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The Sky This Month Oct 10 - Nov 6, 2018

On October 10, 2018 the Toronto Centre hosted its monthly Recreational Astronomical Night at the Ontario Science Centre, where Ed Treijs presented what we can see in the evening sky during the upcoming month.

Chris Gainor

Speaker's Night: History of the Hubble Space Telescope

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched 28 years ago in 1990. After overcoming problems caused by a defective main mirror, Hubble has made discoveries that have revolutionized our view of the universe we live in.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell: A special public lecture webcast

Perimeter Institute: Jocelyn Bell Burnell: A special public lecture webcast

Thursday, October 25, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Jocelyn Bell Burnell, winner of the 2018 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, is an accomplished scientist and champion for women in physics.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, October 27, 2018 -
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.

Dave Williams

OSC Great Conversations: Learn Life Lessons from an Astronaut

Thursday, November 1, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Welcome back Dr. Dave Williams to talk about Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe — an inspirational, uplifting, and life-affirming memoir about passion, resilience and living to the fullest.

Beyond the Horizon: The Hadfield Experience

Ryerson University: Beyond the Horizon: The Hadfield Experience

Friday, November 2, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

For the first time ever, Ryerson University will be hosting the world-renowned astronaut, Chris Hadfield! “Beyond the Horizon: The Hadfield Experience” aims to inspire, motivate and guide you to becoming changemakers of society.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, November 5, 2018 to Thursday, November 8, 2018

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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 -
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.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, November 9, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, November 9, at The Great Hall! It'll be another fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, prizes, and Dunlap merchandise for sale!

DDO - Beyond the Skies

DDO: Beyond the Skies

Saturday, November 10, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Enjoy a social evening of astronomy and music at the David Dunlap Observatory (DDO)!

City Star Party

City Star Party (first clear night: Monday to Thursday)

Monday, November 12, 2018 to Thursday, November 15, 2018

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.

Sara Seager

UofT Physics: 2018 Tuzo Wilson Lecture

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds
Dr. Sara Seager, Professor of Planetary Science and Physics, MIT

Blake Nancarrow delivered a presentation on using BGO on 10 October 2018 at OSC. He offered a handout file with notes to accompany the presentation proper.
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/dY4TEXpzwFE
The Dark Universe

On September 26, 2018, Dr Laura Parker, whose area of expertise is Dark Matter, gave a presentation on The Dark Universe at the Speaker's Night hosted by the RASC - Toronto Centre.

Under the Southern Skies with Michael Watson
Michael Watson, a life member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, discusses why every astronomer should make an attempt to see the marvels of the Southern Skies from Down Under, showing his stunning images from his most recent trip to Australia.
Celestron NexYZ Smartphone to Eyepiece Adapter

On September 12, 2018, Denis Grey reviewed the Celestron NexYZ Smartphone adapter and evaluated how it can increase the experience of visitors at RASC outreach events.

Exploring the Kuiper Belt with New Horizons

On August 15, 2018, at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting of the Toronto Centre, Mehdi Bozzo-Rey gave a presentation on how to explore the Solar System using data from NASA's interplanetary space probes.

Measuring Double Stars
On August 15, 2018 Blake Nancarrow gave a presentation on how to measure double stars and how to help participate in "Citizen Science." With your telescope, some basic information and extra tools, you too can help add to the database of knowledge on double stars.
Blake Nancarrow’s article on double stars as presented at the August 15, 2018 Recreational Astronomy Night.
Modeling the Deep Space Network

On July 18, 2018, Arushi, Artash and Vikas Nath gave a presentation at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting of the Toronto Centre on how they observed the collection of data from the Deep Space Network and on how they collected data

Video: Dance of the Red Planet

Ron Macnaughton, a Toronto Centre member, gave a presentation on the orbit of Mars compared to Earth's orbit and the best times to view the Red Planet.

Oumuamua and Implications for the Origin of Life on Earth

On July 18, 2018, Frank Dempsey gave a presentation on Oumuamua and its implications for the origin of life on Earth.