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RASC GA 2019
Here are recordings of the talks given at the RASC/AAVSO 2019 General Assembly. Latest video: On the Construction of the Heav’ns: A Multi-media, Interdisciplinary Concert and Outreach Event
Exploring the Earth's Interior by Full Seismic Waves
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Exploring the Earth's Interior by Full Seismic Waves
Qinya Liu, J. Tuzo Wilson Professor of Geophysics, University of Toronto
Astronomy Night
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Explore the night sky through an engaging and informative presentation delivered by an astronomer. Delve into the history and mythology of the heavens, and learn how to identify the constellations.

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, November 22, at The Great Hall! It'll be another fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, prizes, and Dunlap merchandise for sale!

Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Monday, November 25, 2019 to Thursday, November 28, 2019

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.

Renée Hložek (photo credit: Justin Starr)
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Strap yourselves in, because the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is going to change optical astronomy forever.
Caecilia Tripp: Going Space and Other Worlding
September 11, 2019 - December 1, 2019
Working at the intersection of artistic and scientific inquiry, Paris- and New York-based Caecilia Tripp creates immersive film, participatory performance, and sculptural installations that transgress fixed identities and trespass bounded geographies in the service of more ethereal and inter-connected forms expression: from the depths of earth to the interstellar beyond.
City Star Party
Monday, December 2, 2019 to Thursday, December 5, 2019

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.

Dan Falk
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

RCIScience is delighted to recognize Canadian journalist, author and broadcaster, Dan Falk, with the 2019 Fleming Medal for Excellence in Science Communication.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 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.

Evening Telescope Observing
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Have you ever looked through a telescope? Take a tour of the night sky through a telescope and snap a photo or two of your favourite celestial body.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 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.

Life of the Earth - Director X
September 22, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Immerse yourself in this massive multimedia work by Canadian contemporary artist Director X, renowned director/producer of popular music videos and feature films.
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Comedy. Music. Science. Fun.

Probably the best thing to happen to a Canadian winter since they invented the crazy carpet.

Richmond Hill DDO
Check out the DDO Astronomy Series in Richmond Hill's Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 Community Recreation Guide.
University of Toronto GeoDome Planetarium
Explore the night sky over Toronto and travel to the farthest reaches of space and time in a fascinating planetarium show presented by the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics.
Paul Delaney and Allan I. Carswell Observatory 1-metre telescope
Starting October 2, 2019
Observe the night sky on Wednesdays with a 1-metre astronomical telescope.
York University Allan I. Carswell Observatory
Year-round weekly programming:
Monday nights: York Universe and Online Public Viewing
Wednesday nights: Public Viewing
Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/VZkj7paEAz8
Isaac Smith
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/q353hzMM9E4
What You Never Knew about Cleaning Optics

Jim Chung shows us some interesting facts about cleaning our telescopic optics that we didn't know.

Quality Astrophotography on a Budget

Ever feel disheartened about the lack of a budget to get into astrophotography? Well, Adrian Aberdeen gives us a few ideas on how to get into astrophotography in a way that is less painful to your wallet.

Heavenly Help to the Rescue with Major Ted King (ret.)

Major Ted King (ret.), a pioneer and operations expert in COSPAS-SARSAT, presented the history and development of this program and the key role Canada played in its evolution.

Pegasus Pocket Powerbox Review

RASC, Toronto Centre member Denis Grey reviewed the Pegasus Pocket Powerbox at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting held on September 11, 2019 at the Ontario Science Centre.

Eclipse Argentina 2019

Dr. Ralph Chou, a veteran of over 26 solar eclipse expeditions, got a chance to add one more to his record—the 2019 Eclipse in Argentina.

Funtastic Stories of the Night Sky

Ever wondered how you can spruce up your astronomical public outreach observing? Well, Bryon Czarnik has you covered.

Funtastic Stories title slide

The content for 10+ Funtastic Stories of the Night Sky - Public Outreach to Kids, Teens and Adults presented by Bryon Czarnik at the Recreational Astronomy Night on August 14, 2019.

RASC-TC Awards Picnic 2019
On July 28, 2019, the RASC, Toronto Centre held its annual Awards Picnic to honour the outstanding contributions of its members in the previous year.
Sunspot Observations and Reporting to the AAVSO Solar Section

Ever wonder how to combine citizen science with solar observations? As Frank Dempsey describes in his presentation, AAVSO is one of the organisations that encourages sunspot reporting and explains how to go about doing it.

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