Online Activities

Online Activities

September 2021

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RASC Winnipeg: Spruce Woods Star Party

Event Date: 
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 16:00 EDT to Monday, September 6, 2021 - 13:00 EDT

Spruce Woods Star Party 

RASC Winnipeg

This event is at Spruce Woods Provincial Park. This is for members and family only. It begins Friday, September 3rd, 2021 @ 3 pm CDT and ends Monday, September 6, 2021 (Labour Day) @ 12 pm CDT. 

Keep an eye on the event website HERE for more details.

Spruce Woods Provincial Park is now an official RASC Dark-Sky Preserve! See the Article HERE!

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Star Party

RASC Winnipeg: Spruce Woods Star Party

Event Date: 
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 16:00 EDT to Monday, September 6, 2021 - 13:00 EDT

Spruce Woods Star Party 

RASC Winnipeg

This event is at Spruce Woods Provincial Park. This is for members and family only. It begins Friday, September 3rd, 2021 @ 3 pm CDT and ends Monday, September 6, 2021 (Labour Day) @ 12 pm CDT. 

Keep an eye on the event website HERE for more details.

Spruce Woods Provincial Park is now an official RASC Dark-Sky Preserve! See the Article HERE!

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Recreational Astronomy Night

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 19:30 to 21:30 EDT

Recreational Astronomy Night (ONLINE)

RAN ONLINE - September 08, 2021

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

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.

Chris Vaughan - The Sky This Month
Denis Grey - Occult Watcher v4.00+ review
Ron Macnaughton - Weighing the Earth 2 1/2 centuries ago, part 2

https://rascto.ca/content/recreational-astronomy-night-online-7

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 Kingston/Belleville: Fall 'n Star Party

Event Date: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 08:00 EDT to Sunday, September 12, 2021 - 20:00 EDT

Fall'N'Stars 2021

RASC Kingston/Belleville

Dependant On Health Policies Governing Gatherings

Friday September 10 to Sunday September 12, 2021
Johnson's RV Park
3235 County Road 13, RR#3 Picton (South Bay), On K0K 2T0
(43 degrees 56' 20" N and 77 degrees 00' 56" W)

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RASC Ottawa: Monthly Virtual Meeting

Event Date: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 19:30 to 21:30 EDT

Monthly Virtual Meeting

RASC Ottawa Centre 

The upcoming virtual meeting is on Friday, September 10th at 7:30 PM EDT.  This meeting is a week later than usual due to the long weekend.

They are looking for observation images. Please send these images to Dave (meetingchair@ottawa.rasc.ca) and Chris (chris@teron.ca) by end-of-day Monday, September August 6th for inclusion in the slides.

NOTE:  To allow more people to share, and keep the meeting from going on too long, they 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 (meetingchair@ottawa.rasc.ca) so that he can schedule you for a specific time at an upcoming meeting. 

They are 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
- Under Southern Skies - Michael Watson - Director, RASC
- M&M Challenge (over the 5-minute break)
- FLO 50th Anniversary Presentation - various speakers
- Observations
- Observing Challenges

If you are NOT presenting a talk or observation you will need to register in advance for this Zoom 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 the meetings. 
 

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RASC Kingston/Belleville: Fall 'n Star Party

Event Date: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 08:00 EDT to Sunday, September 12, 2021 - 20:00 EDT

Fall'N'Stars 2021

RASC Kingston/Belleville

Dependant On Health Policies Governing Gatherings

Friday September 10 to Sunday September 12, 2021
Johnson's RV Park
3235 County Road 13, RR#3 Picton (South Bay), On K0K 2T0
(43 degrees 56' 20" N and 77 degrees 00' 56" W)

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Class

Insider's Guide to the Galaxy: Space and Astronomy Books

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 15:30 to 17:00 EDT

Insider's Guide to the Galaxy: Space and Astronomy Books

Tuesday, September 14, 3:30 to 5pm EDT

 

As avid readers, we want to share with you our favourite space and astronomy books! Chris will be diving into his favourite observing books and Jenna will talk about her favourite books on all sorts of other astronomy topics – from the Big Bang to Alien Worlds to the End of Everything. And viewers can let us know which are your favourite space books!

Register here!

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RASC Calgary: 2021 A Space Odyssey

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 21:30 to 23:30 EDT

2021: A Space Odyssey 

Presented By Don Hladiuk and Jack Milliken

RASC Calgary Centre 

Humans have only ventured out as far as our moon, but robotic spacecraft have visited all 8 planets, plus several asteroids, comets and Kuiper Belt Objects. This presentation will share some of the latest findings from current missions to other worlds, plus examine some of the technology required to successfully survive these harsh environments.

Join us on Thursday, September 16th, 2021 @ 7:30 pm MDT (9:30 pm EDT) via Zoom HERE!

Passcode: 846524

 

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RASC Montreal Centre: Two Weeks on "Mars"

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 19:30 to 21:30 EDT

Two Weeks on "Mars" - Learning the art of isolation during a "Mars" mission

Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Howell

RASC Montreal Centre

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) Montreal Centre invites you to the 2021 Townsend Lecture, our annual Keynote Public Presentation. This year we are pleased to host Canadian Space Journalist Elizabeth Howell, PhD on Sat, Sept 18th at 7:30pm EDT. Dr. Howell spent two weeks at the Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station to learn more about Red Planet living. As she discovered, the experience of isolation on a simulated space mission teaches a lot about teamwork, tenacity and technology transfer. Learn more about her experience during this exciting event, followed by a moderated Q&A. Reply to this email if you wish to submit questions in advance, or post them on Zoom during the presentation.

REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THE WEBINAR HERE!

We hope you'll share this invitation with other Astronomy enthusiasts!

 

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RASC Toronto: Sunday Stargazing

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

Sunday Stargazing

Toronto Centre and David Dunlap Observatory

Sunday, September 12, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:00PM EDT

Register HERE!
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. Deadline to register for this program is Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 3p.m. 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.

 

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RASC Toronto: Ask an Astronomer

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00 EDT

Ask an Astronomer

RASC Toronto and David Dunlap Observatory 

Sunday, September 19, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Register HERE!
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, September 15, 2021 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.
 

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Speaker's Night: The Colour Out of Space

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 19:30 to 21:00 EDT

Speaker's Night: The Colour Out of Space and Other Tales of Cosmic Horror (ONLINE)

Leo Alcorn

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

https://rascto.ca/content/speakers-night-online-4

Dr. Leo Yvonne Alcorn, Postdoctoral Fellow, Astronomy and Astrophysics, York University and The Dunlap Institute

This talk will examine the influence of stranger-than-fiction astronomical phenomena on the development of early science fiction and cosmic horror genres of literature. By discussing several short stories written during the development of General Relativity and quantum mechanics in the early 20th century, we will discuss phenomena such as radiation and quantum mechanics (through "The Colour Out of Space"), the discovery of Pluto ("The Whisperer in Darkness"), and non-Euclidean geometry and general relativity ("Dreams in the Witch House").

Dr. Leo Yvonne Alcorn is a postdoctoral researcher in astronomy at York University and The Dunlap Institute, and received her PhD from Texas A&M University in 2019.

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 Toronto: Up in the Sky

Event Date: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 20:30 to 22:00 EDT

Up in the Sky

RASC Toronto and David Dunlap Observatory 

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 8:30 – 10:00PM EDT

Register HERE!

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, September 22, 2021 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.

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RASC Montreal Centre: The 45 Degree Global Star Party

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 20:00 to 22:00 EDT

The 45 Degree Global Star Party

RASC Montreal Centre, RASNZ Dunedin and the Explore Alliance 

This Star Party takes place on Saturday, Sept 25th at 8pm EDT (Sunday, Sept 26, 00.00 UTC)

Join our Astronomical Societies and Explore Alliance Ambassadors as we share views of our local night sky that the other society can't see...featuring The Big Dipper (Plough) versus the Southern Cross and many others. Presenters will showcase astrophotography of deep-sky and solar system objects, astrometry, citizen science, local indigenous culture and much much more!
Find the live stream HERE!

 

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Insider's Guide to the Galaxy: Life Cycles of Stars

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 15:30 to 17:00 EDT

Insider's Guide to the Galaxy: Life Cycles of Stars

Tuesday, September 28, 3:30 to 5pm EDT

The stars are just like us! They're born, they get older (and bigger) and then they die. Some live fast and die young, others linger almost “forever”, and the most massive ones explode into supernovae, neutron stars, and black holes. Find out how to see stars at all different stages of their life, right from your own backyard.

Register here!

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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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