Online Activities

Online Activities

August 2021

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Meeting

Recreational Astronomy Night

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 19:30 to 21:30 EDT

Recreational Astronomy Night (ONLINE)

Join us 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.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

https://rascto.ca/content/recreational-astronomy-night-online-6

  • Andy Beaton - The sky this month
  • Ron Macnaughton – Weighing the Earth over two centuries ago
  • 1 open slot - Contact Paul Markov if you would like to present

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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Meeting

RASC Ottawa: Monthly Virtual Meeting

Event Date: 
Friday, August 6, 2021 - 19:30 to 21:30 EDT

Monthly Virtual Meeting

RASC Ottawa

Just a reminder of our upcoming virtual meeting on Friday, August 6th at 7:30 PM

They are looking for observation images. Please send these images to Dave Chisholm (meetingchair@ottawa.rasc.ca) and Chris Teron (chris@teron.ca) by end-of-day Monday, August 2nd for inclusion in the slides.

NOTE:  To allow more people to share, and keep our meeting from going on too long, we are now limiting observation reports to a maximum of 5 slides per presenter at 1 minute per slide.

If you would like to share more observations/content please contact Dave Chisholm (meetingchair@ottawa.rasc.ca) so that he can schedule you for a specific time at an upcoming meeting. 

They am looking for additional content and talks for our December, January and February meetings right now.

The agenda for this meeting is as follows:

- Ottawa Skies - Dave Chisholm
- Fred Lossing Observatory (FLO) 50th Anniversary Update - Gordon Webster
- Canadian Centre for Experimental Radio Astronomy (CCERA) Update - Marcus Leach
- Bob Olson - Astrophotography
- M&M Challenge (over the 5-minute break)
- Observations
- Observing Challenges

If you are NOT presenting a talk or observation you will need to register in advance for this Zoom webinar by clicking on the link below:

Register in advance for this webinar HERE!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
If you are presenting a talk or observation Chris Teron will send you your own private "Panellist" link. You do not need to register.

REMINDER:  All are welcome at our meetings. 

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Class

Stellarium introductory course

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 17:30 to 19:30 EDT

Stellarium introductory course (ONLINE)

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 7:30 to 9:30 PM Mountain (Calgary) time

Stellarium is a powerful planetarium application available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers. 

Class participants will learn how to setup the software for a specific location, date, and time. They will learn how to view the simulated sky, zoom and pan, and search for and select celestial objects. Features such as gridlines, the meridian, sky settings, and red light mode will be explored. This will provide an amateur astronomer a basic overview of the Stellarium program.

FOR MEMBERS ONLY.

Class sizes are limited. A waiting list is maintained for when courses are full.

This training is not for the paid Stellarium app on smartphones or the Stellarium web app.

https://rascto.ca/content/stellarium-software-introductory-course

Part of the Stellarium Training Series.

https://rascto.ca/content/stellarium-training-series

NOTE THIS COURSE IS FULL!

Who can attend: active RASC members
Fee: Free
Registration: Required

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Speaker

RASC Toronto (DDO): The Perseids Meteor Shower

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 19:30 to 20:30 EDT

The Perseids Meteor Shower

RASC Toronto & David Dunlap Observatory (DDO)

Thu, August 12, 2021, 7:30pm– 8:30pm EDT - Online

Discover the history behind one of the most radiant celestial events in our hemisphere in this presentation by the David Dunlap Observatory: Learn how to spot the Perseids at its peak!

Register HERE!
 

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Meeting

RASC Toronto (DDO): Up in the Sky

Event Date: 
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 21:30 to 23:00 EDT

Up in the Sky

RASC Toronto & David Dunlap Observatory (DDO)

Fri, August 13, 2021, 9:30pm to 11pm EDT - Online

Join us, from the comfort of your home! This program provides an illustrated one-hour presentation and discussion about what exciting celestial events to look for each season. The events and phenomena will be explained using simple language, with recommendations about how best to observe and photograph them. Only one registration per household is required. Please register by Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 5pm EDT. Prior to the start of the program you will be emailed information on the virtual program links and any specific information relating to your program.

Register HERE!

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Class

Stellarium introductory course

Event Date: 
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 19:00 to 21:00 EDT

Stellarium introductory course (ONLINE)

Monday, August 16, 2021 - 7:00 to 9:00 PM Eastern time

Stellarium is a powerful planetarium application available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers. 

Class participants will learn how to setup the software for a specific location, date, and time. They will learn how to view the simulated sky, zoom and pan, and search for and select celestial objects. Features such as gridlines, the meridian, sky settings, and red light mode will be explored. This will provide an amateur astronomer a basic overview of the Stellarium program.

FOR MEMBERS ONLY.

Class sizes are limited. A waiting list is maintained for when courses are full.

This training is not for the paid Stellarium app on smartphones or the Stellarium web app.

https://rascto.ca/content/stellarium-software-introductory-course

Part of the Stellarium Training Series.

https://rascto.ca/content/stellarium-training-series

NOTE THIS COURSE IS FULL!

Who can attend: active RASC members
Fee: Free
Registration: Required

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Speaker

RASC Toronto (DDO): Astronomy Speakers Night

Event Date: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 21:30 to 23:00 EDT

Astronomy Speakers Night

RASC Toronto & David Dunlap Observatory (DDO)

Fri, August 20, 2021, 9:30pm to 11pm EDT - Online

Join us, from the comfort of your home! This program will feature live-stream views from the DDO's 74-Inch telescope (Weather permitting). Explore breaking news from space and current research into what lies beyond our home planet! Each night, we’ll take a virtual tour of the DDO, hear from our speakers about their own amazing space research, and ask them all our questions about what they know and what they’re discovering. Only one registration per household is required. Please register by Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 5 pm EDT. Prior to the start of the program you will be emailed information on the virtual program links and any specific information relating to your program.

Register HERE!

 

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Star Party

RASC Toronto (DDO): Sunday Sungazing

Event Date: 
Sunday, August 22, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:00 EDT

Sunday Sungazing

RASC Toronto & David Dunlap Observatory (DDO)

Sun, August 22, 2021, 12:30pm to 1pm EDT - Online

Safely observe the sun with us, from the comfort of your home! During these family-friendly sessions, a DDO Astronomer will answer your questions about our closest star: the sun! Learn how the sun works and how it affects our home planet. Live-streamed views of the sun through small telescopes will be included, weather permitting. Only one registration per household is required. Please register by Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 5 pm EDT. Prior to the start of the program you will be emailed information on the virtual program links and any specific information relating to your program.

Register HERE!

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Class

Stellarium intermediate course

Event Date: 
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 19:00 to 21:00 EDT

Stellarium intermediate course (ONLINE)

Monday, August 23, 2021 - 7:00 to 9:00 PM Eastern time

Stellarium is a powerful planetarium application available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers. 

Participants will learn how to load additional catalogues, customise the application including setting up specific locations, check Jupiter's Great Red Spot position, load new comets, modify the toolbar, choose landscape textures, use stepping zooming, copy object information, configure eyepiece and camera views, and slew a telescope mount to a target. This will provide an amateur astronomer a deeper understanding of the Stellarium program.

FOR MEMBERS ONLY.

Class sizes are limited. A waiting list is maintained for when courses are full.

https://rascto.ca/content/stellarium-software-intermediate-course

Part of the Stellarium Training Series.

https://rascto.ca/content/stellarium-training-series

NOTE THIS COURSE IS FULL!

Who can attend: active RASC members
Fee: Free
Registration: Required
Organized by: RASC, Toronto Centre

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Class

Stellarium introductory course

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 19:00 to 21:00 EDT

Stellarium introductory course (ONLINE)

Thursday, August 23, 2021 - 7:00 to 9:00 PM Eastern time

Stellarium is a powerful planetarium application available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers. 

Class participants will learn how to setup the software for a specific location, date, and time. They will learn how to view the simulated sky, zoom and pan, and search for and select celestial objects. Features such as gridlines, the meridian, sky settings, and red light mode will be explored. This will provide an amateur astronomer a basic overview of the Stellarium program.

FOR MEMBERS ONLY.

Class sizes are limited. A waiting list is maintained for when courses are full.

This training is not for the paid Stellarium app on smartphones or the Stellarium web app.

https://rascto.ca/content/stellarium-software-introductory-course

Part of the Stellarium Training Series.

https://rascto.ca/content/stellarium-training-series

NOTE THIS COURSE IS FULL!

Who can attend: active RASC members
Fee: Free
Registration: Required

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