RASC’s virtual star party
The RASC is hosting a virtual star party March 25.

RASC to host virtual star party

Join The RASC on Wednesday, March 25 for a virtual star party.

COVID-19 got you down? Getting bored sitting at home in self-isolation? Come take a look at the stars from the comfort of your own home!

On Wednesday, March 25, The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be talking about what’s up in the sky right now. Learn how you can observe while still self-isolating, how to use those old binoculars you have lying around to take a look at the sky, and (weather permitting) go on a tour of the galaxies and nebulae that are up in the sky right now using RASC’s robotic telescope.

Join RASC outreach co-ordinator Jenna Hinds and Astronomy In Action host Ryan Marciniak for a night of astronomical fun and real live views of the sky.

The event takes place 10:30-11:45 p.m. EDT (7:30-8:45 p.m. PDT). The party link is here.

Can’t make it to the party?

If you can’t make it to the party — or you’re still looking for something stellar to do after the festivities — all RASC members also have access to some of the Robotic Telescope Data, which they can work with as they like.

All the data they have collected is available here.

For more on The RASC’s response to COVID-19, visit their website.