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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
Astrophotography: Deep Sky and Skyscapes

Have you ever wanted to pursue your passion for astrophotography, escape the light polluted skies of the big city and build an observatory in the country? Well, Stuart Heggie did just that!

Simulation: Hypothetical Asteroid Impact Scenario

Have you ever wondered what you or other people could do if we learn that an asteroid is predicted to hit the earth?

Eastern Bright Stars

The attached PDF contains the note for The Sky This Month presented by Chris Vaughan during the Recreational Astronomy Night Meeting on June 2, 2021.

The Sky This Month for June 2 - July 7, 2021

Chris Vaughan takes us on a tour of the upcoming highlights in the night sky, such as interesting targets to look at on the moon, the coming partial solar eclipse, and deep sky objects.

Creation Station

Are you curious about the universe? Do you spend your nights watching the Moon and the stars, dream about being an astronaut or finding alien life? We want you to let your imagination run wild!

Dunlap Institute eclipse viewer
Early in the morning of June 10, 2021, viewers in Canada’s north will be treated to a spectacular sight–an annual solar eclipse. Order a free eclipse viewer before May 10, 2021.
Robotic Telescope Project

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is operating a robotic telescope from the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.

Optical Coatings & Oilings for Astronomical Instruments

The optical surfaces of all modern quality astronomical instruments are either coated and/or oiled-spaced with extremely thin layers of metallic/dielectric or liquid materials to improve optical performance.

The Sky This Month May 05 - June 01, 2021

Andy Beaton, a popular presenter for the Sky This Month, finally got back into the saddle for the May 2021 online version.

The period of 18 to 24 April 2021 is National Volunteer Week. RASC Toronto Centre is supported by a great number of generous and helpful volunteers.

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