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The latest astronomical and RASC Toronto Centre news.
DDO Mars Madness

These presentations were recorded as part of the David Dunlap Observatory Mars Madness online event held on October 11 and 12th, 2020 and produced by RASC, Toronto Centre.

Live Views of the Mars Opposition 2020 - Claudio Oriani

Discover how a live view of Mars through a telescope looks during Mars Opposition 2020! RASC member Claudio Oriani talks about observing and processing his images from October 5.

Live Views of the Mars Opposition 2020 - Rick Foster

Discover how a live view of Mars through a telescope looks during Mars Opposition 2020! RASC member Rick Foster talks about observing and processing his images from October 9.

Deciphering Mars

What is Mars really like? Join Dr. Bhairavi Shankar in uncovering the surface of the red planet from mountains and volcanoes to valleys and ancient oceans.

Video: The Stars Belong to Everyone: Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Astronomy
Join us as we discuss expanding diversity and inclusion in astronomy in Canada with panelists Dr. Sarah Gallagher, Dr. Sara Mazrouei, Nicole Mortillaro and Dr. Hilding Neilson.
Explore the Universe

Did you know The RASC has observing certificate programs? If you see specific astronomical objects, you can receive a certificate and pin for your accomplishments!

The Sky This Month Sept 16-Oct 14, 2020

Chris Vaughan, a champion of the Sky This Month, takes us through a comprehensive exploration of the things to look out for in the night sky in the coming month.

Diffraction: Canadian Imaging Experts
Colin Haig, past president of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and Director of Marketing for Diffraction Limited, takes us on a journey of the history of CCD and CMOS astronomical cameras and what the future may hold.
Getting my RASC Explore the Universe Certificate

Arushi Nath, a grade 6 student and member of the RASC, Toronto Centre, gave an impassioned presentation on why she is interested in Astronomy and what interested her to work on getting the RASC Explore the Universe Certificate.

30 Astronomy Book Suggestions

Joel Dick reviewed "30 Astronomy Book Suggestions" from his reading experience and personal library. Joel recommended these books at the online Recreational Astronomy Night meeting, which was held on September 16, 2020.

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