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Introduction to Astronomy: Six Part Series


6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. on recurring dates listed below
120 mins


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The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre (RASC-TC) and the Toronto Public Library - Yorkville branch are pleased to offer a six lesson classroom course on astronomy, called NOVA - New Observers to Visual Astronomy. The course will run every Tuesday evening from October 24 to December 5, except Halloween, October 31.

Lesson #1: A general introduction to astronomy, as well as a lesson on how to observe and see the wonders of the night sky.
Lesson #2: The Solar System, including our closest star, the Sun. Lesson #3: A more in-depth look at stellar formation, life cycles, types of stars as well as discussion of constellations using a computer based planetarium.
Lesson #4: Other objects in the night sky such as the nebula, star clusters, and external galaxies.
Lesson #5: How to use and choose a telescope
Lesson #6: Black holes, cosmology, light pollution, and a Citizen Science Project where you can participate in scientific research

RASC-TC also provides regularly scheduled City and Rural observing sessions. Once a month our member volunteers bring their own instruments as well as RASC telescopes to Bayview Village Park and to Long Sault Conservation area. NOVA attendees are encouraged to attend these observing sessions as the volunteers will be ready to help you see some of the stars and objects discussed in class.

Public registration opens September 24th through Brown Paper Tickets:
Spaces are limited and usually fill up quickly.


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Upcoming Dates:

Tue Nov 28
Tue Dec 05