Who We Are
The North York Astronomical Association is a small, informal group of people who like to gather together to "shoot the breeze" about astronomy, tinker with our "toys", or actually observe when the weather cooperates.
What We Do
We pursue (among other things): astrophotography, CCD imaging, camping, comet hunting and observing, deep sky observing, graze gazing, hiking, meteor observing, planet observing, solar observing, supernova searches, telescope making, and variable star observing.
To do that, we organize a wide range of activities (excuses to get us out of the house) designed to assist our members in developing their observing skills. These activities include meetings, group observing sessions, workshops, dark sky camping weekends, and other outings.
Monthly meetings are held in members homes, and occasionally in a more formal setting. Observing sessions are held (near each new moon) at one of two dark sky sites used by the Association. And, once a year,
the Association's world-class astronomical
observing convention, Starfest, is held near
Mount Forest, Ontario.
Where We Are
North York (population 300,000) is part
of the Greater Toronto Area (population
~5 million) in the province of Ontario,
We are at ~44º north latitude, 79º west
longitude. We are in the Eastern Time
Zone (UT - 5h) and use daylight
savings time (UT - 4h) from April to