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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
The Sky This Month Oct 10 - Nov 6, 2018

On October 10, 2018 the Toronto Centre hosted its monthly Recreational Astronomical Night at the Ontario Science Centre, where Ed Treijs presented what we can see in the evening sky during the upcoming month.

Video: Using the Robotic Burke-Gaffney Observatory

On October 10, 2018, Blake Nancarrow presented the ease and advantages of using the remote features of the Burke-Gaffney Observatory at Saint Mary's University, Halifax.

In the Footsteps of Nicolaus Copernicus

On October 10, 2018, Dan Falk, a Toronto Centre member, gave a presentation on his recent trip to the historical sites where Nicolaus Copernicus lived and worked in Poland.

The Dark Universe

On September 26, 2018, Dr Laura Parker, whose area of expertise is Dark Matter, gave a presentation on The Dark Universe at the Speaker's Night hosted by the RASC - Toronto Centre.

The PDF below includes details for the The Sky This Month presented at the RAN meeting on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. It covers the period September 12 to October 10, 2018.
The Sky This Month September 12 - October 10, 2018

Chris Vaughan, a Toronto Centre member, presented the upcoming highlights of the sky this month. He also covered historical dates, Planets and Dwarf Planets, Satellite passes, Occultations and early fall targets.

Celestron NexYZ Smartphone to Eyepiece Adapter

On September 12, 2018, Denis Grey reviewed the Celestron NexYZ Smartphone adapter and evaluated how it can increase the experience of visitors at RASC outreach events.

Under the Southern Skies with Michael Watson
Michael Watson, a life member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, discusses why every astronomer should make an attempt to see the marvels of the Southern Skies from Down Under, showing his stunning images from his most recent trip to Australia.
RASC Colour Seal
The RASC is hiring! The Society's National Office in Toronto is looking for an outreach coordinator to engage more youth in astronomy. Job application deadline: August 31, 2018.
Measuring Double Stars
On August 15, 2018 Blake Nancarrow gave a presentation on how to measure double stars and how to help participate in "Citizen Science." With your telescope, some basic information and extra tools, you too can help add to the database of knowledge on double stars.

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