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Insider's Guide to the Galaxy: Orion Deep Dive

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 15:30 to 17:00 EST

Orion Deep Dive

Orion is one of the most recognizable constellations in our night sky, and is a favourite of astronomers everywhere for all the treasures it holds. Join us for a deep dive into the constellation and everything in it! We'll also be previewing the winter planets and discussing the upcoming Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, where they will be so close to one another that you'll be able to see them in the same field of view of a telescope!

 


Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm EST

Date: December 1st, 2020

Register here!

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RASC Montreal, Ottawa, & NextGen: Mars 2020

Event Date: 
Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 17:00 to 19:00 EST

Mars 2020

Presented by Dr. Farah Alibay 

RASC Montreal Centre, Ottawa Centre, & NextGen Committee

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) Montreal Centre is excited to invite you to learn all about the engineering of NASA's Mars 2020 mission and the Perseverance Rover during a webinar by Montreal-born Dr. Farah Alibay. Dr. Alibay is a flight system engineer on the team that will "drive" the rover on Mars, having prior experience with 2 other Mars missions at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Dr. Alibay possesses an undergraduate and master’s degree from the University of Cambridge in the U.K., and a Ph.D.  from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all in Aerospace Engineering.

We are pleased to co-host this exciting Zoom Webinar with the RASC Ottawa Centre and the RASC NextGen Committee. The event is scheduled for Sunday, Dec 6th at 5 pm EST to accommodate an audience of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy this inspirational speaker! 

Register in advance for this FREE Public Zoom webinar HERE!

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Recreational Astronomy Night

Event Date: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 19:30 to 21:30 EST

Recreational Astronomy Night (ONLINE)

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

UPDATED!

https://rascto.ca/content/recreational-astronomy-night-81

Please join the Toronto Centre for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting. This is where our members get to show their latest projects or give tutorials and tips on just about everything to do with astronomy.

TBA - The Sky This Month
Dave Lane - The Mini-Robotic Observatory (MRO)
Jerry Vila- The life and discoveries of Galileo Galilei

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Not required
Organized by: RASC, Toronto Centre

 

Link: https://www.youtube.com/rasctoronto/live

 

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RASC Sunshine Coast Centre: Chasing Shooting Stars and Moon Shadows

Event Date: 
Friday, December 11, 2020 - 22:00 to 23:45 EST

Chasing Shooting Stars and Moon Shadows

Presentation by Don Hladiuk

RASC Sunshine Coast Centre 

Don was born, raised and educated in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BSc (Hons) degree in Earth Science in 1979. Until 2016, Don worked as a geologist in the energy industry. He is an avid amateur astronomer and has twice been President of the Calgary chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC). Since 1984, Don can be heard on the CBC morning show "the Calgary EyeOpener" where he shares recent space science news.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Don was an enrichment lecturer on a Hurtigruten ship off the coast of Norway for Road Scholar's "Astronomy Above the Arctic Circle" program. He has been an expedition leader for solar eclipse tours all over the globe and has seen 15 Total Solar Eclipses, three annular eclipses and two rare Venus Transits. Don has asteroid 73704 named after him for his many years of community service. In November 2020 he was nominated to become a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

This event will take place on December 11, 2020, @ 7:00 pm PST (10:00 pm EST)

Join the Zoom Webinar HERE!

Meeting ID: 899 9226 0676

Passcode:  281523

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