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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
How to Build Your Own 10" CHiefspeigler Telescope

On May 22, 2019, Jim Chung, author of the book Astro-Imaging Projects for Amateur Astronomers: A Maker's Guide, gave a presentation on a telescope building project that is not in his book.

CAO, Recycling and You

Ed Treijs, a Councillor for the RASC - Toronto Centre, presented how important it is to know and follow the individual recycling rules of specific jurisdictions.

Swinging to Stability
After watching Dr. Rainer Weiss' lecture, Artash and Arushi Nath wanted to test the theory behind the quadruple pendulum system that was used in the LIGO Observatory to isolate vibrations and help detect Gravitational Waves.
The Sky This Month May 22 - June 19, 2019

Toronto Centre member Andy Beaton gave a presentation on what to look out for in the world of astronomical observation for the upcoming month.

Astronaut
May 19, 2019 - September 2, 2019
Calling all aspiring astronauts - your mission starts now with this special exhibition. Discover what it’s like to live like an astronaut, including how to sleep, eat, shower and use the toilet in space!
Dava Newman - BioSuit
May 19, 2019 - September 2, 2019
A captivating tale of space exploration featuring the industry’s brightest female scientists—from Canada and beyond—whose work has helped NASA and the Canadian Space Agency prepare for the future.
Apollo 11: First Steps Edition
Currently playing
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission with this thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the Moon.
Big Galaxies and the Big Places in Which They Live with Dr. Marshall McCall
Ever wondered how big some galaxies are or how far away they are from our own solar system?
Laser-Guided Stargazing Tours
April 27, 2019 - September 28, 2019
What's better than viewing the night sky the way it's meant to be seen? Seeing it with dozens of other stargazers!
Sky this Month May 2019

The content for the Sky This Month presented by Bryon Czarnik at the Recreational Astronomy Night on April 24, 2019, including event dates and times, sky charts, and observing targets can be found in the accompanying PDF document.

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