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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
Astronomy In Depth - Saturn-Jupiter Conjunction
Blake Nancarrow and Chris Vaughan do a deep dive into what all the fuss is about with this Saturn and Jupiter Conjunction of 2020. Is all the hype worth it?
The Sky This Month for Dec 4, 2020 - Jan 7, 2021

Ron Macnaughton gives us a packed agenda as to what to look for in the coming night sky, which includes the Saturn and Jupiter conjunction on December 21, 2020.

Mini-Robotic Observatory (MRO)

Dave Lane needed something to do to keep himself busy in these COVID times and decided to build a mini remote observatory. He based it on his previous experience in creating remote observatories.

Galileo Galilei

Jerry Vila gave a presentation on Galileo's life and work to the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting of the RASC, Toronto Centre, which was held online on December 9, 2020.

The Stars Belong to Everyone: Gender and Sexual Diversity in Astronomy

The RASC Inclusivity and Diversity Committee presents a profile of gender-diverse members of the astronomy and astrophysics communities.

Telescope Project Update

On November 12, 2020, Frank Dempsey gave an online presentation to the Recreational Astronomy Night Meeting of the RASC, Toronto Centre about his progress in building a 12.5-inch mirror for his telescope project.

The Sky This Month for November 11 - December 9, 2020

Denis Grey takes us through this coming month's astronomy highlights, bringing attention to one of his special interest in astronomy; that is, an excellent occultation happening in the upcoming month.

SkyShed and Beyond

Wayne Parker, the proprietor of SkyShed.com, presents an overview and background on how he and his company have come to supply thousands of SkyShed plans and observatories to astronomers around the world.

Unravelling the Mysterious Fast Radio Burst with CHIME

Dr. Cherry Ng is a post-doctoral researcher at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics. During her PhD study, she discovered 60 rapidly-spinning neutron stars with the Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia.

group shot awards picnic summer 2019 at the David Dunlap Observatory by Peter Visima

2019 RASC Toronto Centre Award Recipients

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