RASC, Toronto Centre Organization

The RASC, Toronto Centre is an organization made possible by many volunteers. Below is an overview of our Council and Committees. Besides this group there many more volunteers who help out at star gazing events, talks and maintain our observatories! About a quarter of our membership helps with volunteering in some form.

Note on contacting: You can use the contact form on this site to connect with the Centre. Members may interested in booking a telescope may use the telescope loan form. Members interested in booking a stay at the CAO may use the CAO reservation form. If you are looking to contact someone specific, you can refer to the list below.



  • Honorary President (1-year term): Dr. Roberto Abraham
  • President (1st of 2-year term): Tom Luton, president@rascto.ca
  • 1st Vice-President (1st of 2-year term): A.W. Scott Masterton, vp-finance@rascto.ca
  • 2nd Vice-President (1st of 2-year term): Dr. Elaina Hyde, vp-programme@rascto.ca
  • Treasurer (2nd of 3-year term): Adrian Aberdeen, treasurer@rascto.ca
  • Secretary (3rd of 3-year term): Ed Treijs, secretary@rascto.ca
  • Recorder (1st of 3-year term): Marc Teitelbaum, recorder@rascto.ca
  • 1st Past President (1st of 2-year term): Dr. B. Ralph Chou
  • 2nd Past President (1st of 2-year term): M. Tony Horvatin



  • Honorary Councillor: Dietmar Kupke (1-year term)
  • Retiring 2021: Dr. Bhairavi Shankar, Kirsten Vanstone, Laila Zichmanis
  • Retiring 2022: Diana Salerno, Ian Wheelband, Charles Darrow
  • Retiring 2020: Tanya Oleksuik, Doug Carman, Kersti Meema


Members and volunteers


Talks, Observing and Outreach


Observatory and property


Internal and External communicaiton


Organization and Strategy


Period: 2020 to 2021.
Notice of Annual Meeting 2020 issued on 25 October 2020.
Slate ratified at the Annual Meeting of 25 November 2020.
Committees appointments are generally set in December or January.
RASC TC Fiscal Year: 1 October to 30 September.