Online Activities

Online Activities

December 2021


Speaker Series Fall 2021:Mi'kmaw Moons

Event Date: 
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 19:00 to 21:00 EST

Mi'kmaw Moons

Presented by Cathy LeBlanc, Holly, and Dave Chapman

SkyNews & RASC National

For more than seven years, the Mi’kmaw Moons project has tied visual astronomy and Mi’kmaw storytelling together using the Two-Eyed Seeing approach, embracing both Indigenous and Western traditions in how we view the world.

Join Acadia First Nation member Cathy LeBlanc, her niece Holly and long-time RASC member Dave Chapman as they speak about the project as well as lunar cycles, stars and the Mi’kmaw stories and traditions tied to them. This event is co-hosted by RASC and SkyNews.

Read more about the Mi’kmaw Moons project here.

This talk is on December 2nd, 2021 @ 7 pm EST.

Register for this talk via Zoom Here!

Check out more talks in our speaker series here.


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RASC Ottawa: Monthly Meeting

Event Date: 
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 19:30 to 21:30 EST

Monthly Virtual Meeting

RASC Ottawa

Just a reminder of our upcoming virtual Annual General Meeting and Regular Monthly Meeting on Friday, December 3rd at 7:30 PM.  The AGM will run for approximately 30 minutes at the start of the meeting.

They are looking for observation images. Please send these images to Dave ( and Chris ( by end-of-day Monday, November 29th 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 ( so that he can schedule you for a specific time at an upcoming meeting. 

The agenda for this meeting is as follows:

- Annual General Meeting (7:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
- Regular Meeting (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
- Ottawa Skies - Dave Chisholm
- Self-Contained Aurora Camera - Jeremy Kuzub
- 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 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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Insider's Guide to the Galaxy: Astronomy Highlights 2022

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 15:30 to 17:00 EST

Insider's Guide to the Galaxy: Astronomy Highlights 2022

Tuesday, December 7th, 3:30-5pm EST

Register here! Videos will also be livestreamed and available for later viewing on our YouTube Channel.


A new year brings new astronomical events! We’ll spend this session giving you a sneak peak of the best astronomy events coming in 2022 - meteor showers, elongations and conjunctions, eclipses and occultations, and the return of Mars. Open your calendar and start making your observing vacation or star party plans!

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RASC Vancouver: Annual General Meeting

Event Date: 
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 22:30 to 23:45 EST

Annual General Meeting

RASC Vancouver Centre

On Thursday, December 9th, 2021 at 7:30 pm PST (10:30 pm EST), we will be holding our Annual General Meeting virtually. The meeting will be followed by a brief lecture on a topic still to be determined. 

The Zoom link for this meeting will be emailed out a few days prior. 

All current positions on Council are filled as all current Council members are remaining for another year.  However, we are always pleased to welcome anyone onto Council who wants to participate.  If you wish to join Council, please send an email to  to connect for follow-up.

The Agenda is as follows:

1.    Meeting called to order
2.    Acceptance of the Agenda
3.    Reading of the 2020 AGM Minutes
4.    President’s Report
5.    Secretary’s Report
6.    Treasurer’s Report
7.    National Representative’s Report 
8.    Election of Officers and Councillors. 
President - Alan Jones
Vice President - Robert Conrad
Secretary - Suzanna Nagy
Treasurer - Phil Lobo
National Rep - Nolan Smith
Dir of Telescopes - Ken Arthurs
Librarian - William Fearon
Membership - Marla Daskis
Virtual Events Coord - Hayley Miller
Education - Robert Conrad and Andrew Krysa
AOMO - Alan Jones
Webmaster - Renuka Pampana
LPA Chair - Leigh Cummings
NOVA editor - Gordon Farrell
Observing - Robert Conrad and Ken Arthurs
Public Relations - Andrew Ferreira
Speakers - Andrew Ferreira
Merchandise - Kyle Dally
Honorary President - Karl Miller
At large - Shay Pomeroy
At large - Rob Lyons
At large - Douglas Filipenko
At large - Michael Levy
At large - Karambir Singh

9.    Meeting adjourned.


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Star Party

RASC DDO: Sunday Sungazing

Event Date: 
Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:00 EST

Sunday Sungazing

RASC Toronto Centre - David Dunlap Observatory

Sunday, December 12, 2021 | 12:30-1:00 PM EST | Online
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, December 8, 2021 at 3p.m.

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RASC DDO: Up in the Sky

Event Date: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30 EST

Up in the Sky

RASC Toronto Centre - David Dunlap Observatory 

Friday, December 17, 2021 | 7:00-8:30 PM EST | Online
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. Deadline to register for this program is Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 3pm.

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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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