Online Activities

Online Activities

July 2022

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Stellarium intermediate course

Event Date: 
Monday, July 4, 2022 - 21:00 to 23:00 EDT

Stellarium intermediate course (ONLINE)

Monday 4 July 2022

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Mountain time
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Pacific time
9:00 PM to 11:00 PM Eastern

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, 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://rasc.ca/stellarium-level-2

Part of the Stellarium Training Series.

https://rasc.ca/stellarium-training

 

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Insiders Guide to the Galaxy

Event Date: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 15:30 to 17:00 EDT

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy

Presented by Chris Vaughan and Samantha Jewett

 

Join us every other Tuesday for our astronomy variety show!

Keep an eye on rasc.ca/insidersguide for updates about new sessions.

Register once for all sessions!

Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8vbimAGESjKjldwGbwjwEA 

If you have questions, email outreach@rasc.ca

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RASC DDO: Ask an Astronomer

Event Date: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:00 EDT

Ask an Astronomer

RASC Toronto and the David Dunlap Observatory 

Sunday, July 10, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT, online

Description: Explore the Universe - from the comfort of your home! During these family-friendly sessions, a DDO Astronomer will answer your questions about the observatory, astronomy and space, telescopes, and the motions of the sky using powerful astronomy software and eye-catching visuals! Only one registration per household is required. Deadline to register for this program is Wednesday July 6, 2022 at 3pm. 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.

https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/richmondhill/Activity_Search/virtua...

 

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RASC DDO: Astronomy Speaker's Night

Event Date: 
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 21:30 to 23:00 EDT

Astronomy Speaker's Night

Speaker Name: Sunna Withers
Talk title: High Redshift Galaxies and the Early Universe

RASC Toronto and the David Dunlap Observatory 
Date and time: Friday, July 15, 9:30 - 11:00 PM EDT, online
Description: 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. Deadline to register for this program is Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 4pm. 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.

https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/richmondhill/Activity_Search/virtua...
Abstract: In recent years, the world's largest and most powerful telescopes have started to identify high redshift galaxies in the early Universe, up to a time when it was less than a billion years old. This is an important epoch in the history and evolution of the Universe, marking the time where the first stars and galaxies were forming out of primordial gas from the Big Bang. These observations have led to a great deal of progress in investigating high redshift galaxies, however, they have failed to solve many mysteries due to observational challenges in observing these distant objects. This talk discusses what is currently known and unknown about high redshift galaxies, and some possible breakthroughs that could be made with the James Webb Space Telescope. 

Speaker bio: Sunna is a first year MSc student at York University studying high redshift galaxies with the James Webb Space Telescope. This currently involves using simulated JWST observations to predict ways to find high redshift galaxies in data that will be collected during the telescope's first year of observations. Once data has been collected, these predictions will be applied to the JWST observations to find high redshift galaxies. 

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If you would like to include a RASC Centre-hosted event in this calendar, please contact us two weeks in advance of the event.


 


 


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