The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.

On Saturday, July 5th Manuel Guerrero took this image of the Moon near Mars. Click on the image and enlarge.

The annual CAO spring work party held on the weekend of the 23rd-25th of May 2014 was an amazing success.

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Some telescopes need electricity to work properly and that electricity is often supplied by batteries. To prevent having to end your observing prematurely because you ran out of juice, RASC member Peter D.

Mars and Moon July 2014

In the next few weeks, the moon can be seen close to all the bright planets. No telescope needed and visible in Toronto's night sky.  See the attached presentation below for many more upcoming celestial events. 

(Image courtesy Bill Longo)

It’s not very often that we get to experience a new meteor shower, but very early this coming Saturday morning we get that chance.

In the wee hours of April 15, 2014, residents of the GTA will be able to observe a Total Lunar Eclipse.
Jupiter clouds and red dot by NASA/JPL - Cassini mission

A lot of things happening overhead. There are many planets and comets to see. This overview was prepared by Chris Vaughan for our Recreational Astronomy Night, March 2014.

Markarian Chain by Lynn Hilborn

What is happening in the sky above? What space exploration is the human race up to? This overview was prepared by Chris Vaughan for our Recreational Astronomy Night, April 2014.

David Dunlap Observatory main dome at night, inside (Bill Longo)

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre, invites all members and family members to join an orientation get together, named First Light. This is for all members who have not participated in this event before.

From mid-February to mid-March, there will be opportunities to see Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Venus, and Mercury. Mars, in particular, will draw closer to us and get bigger and brighter, as it heads toward opposition in April.