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Upcoming Local Events

RASC centres across Canada host meetings and observing sessions, open to everyone. Come on out and enjoy an event near you.

Datesort icon RASC Centre Event
Fri, 2015-08-07 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-08-07 Ottawa Public Observing Session
Wed, 2015-08-12 Kitchener-Waterloo Perseid Meteor Watch
Fri, 2015-09-04 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-09-04 Ottawa Public Observing Session
Fri, 2015-09-18 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Sat, 2015-09-26 Kitchener-Waterloo Public Observing Session
Fri, 2015-10-02 Ottawa Public Observing Session
Fri, 2015-10-09 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-10-23 Mississauga Regular Meeting

This Day in Astronomical History

This Day in Astronomical History

1596:

Fabricius starts observing Mira.

2004:

Messenger launched.

Personal Astronomy Blogs

RASC Astronomy Blog

Urban Observing Report—the Go To Experience DChapman 13 weeks 18 hours ago
March 11, 2015. Fantastic Night Observing Moonlighter 20 weeks 4 days ago
Comet Lovejoy, Feb 18th Moonlighter 23 weeks 4 days ago
An Astronomical Anecdote WMacDonald 25 weeks 4 days ago
Back to Astronomy After a 28 Year Absence Moonlighter 27 weeks 1 day ago

Today

Today is Mon 3 Aug 2015, JD 2,457,238 (day 215 of 365 this year).