Amateur radio and Amateur Astronomy do connect. Many night sky watchers are hams as well. And radio astronomy does capture the interest of hams. Besides seeing the stars one can also hear them.
Part of Radio Talk’s draw are the exhibits. And the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Montreal Centre will be at RT2013 to discuss astronomy and maybe radio astronomy. The RASC also plans to have a solar scope on site. This is a great way to see the sun in its glory without looking directly at it.