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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!

Date RASC Centre Event
Fri, 2015-03-06 Ottawa Regular Meeting
Mon, 2015-03-09 Edmonton Regular Meeting: The Science of Shakespeare
Tue, 2015-03-10 Thunder Bay Regular Meeting
Wed, 2015-03-11 Victoria Monthly Meeting
Thu, 2015-03-12 Vancouver Monthly Meeting
Thu, 2015-03-12 Kingston Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-03-13 Sunshine Coast Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-03-13 Winnipeg Monthly Meeting
Fri, 2015-03-13 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Tue, 2015-03-17 Windsor Regular Meeting

This Day in Astronomical History

This Day in Astronomical History

1792:

Sir John Herschel born, 1792.

1986:

Vega 2 encounters Comet Halley.

Personal Astronomy Blogs

RASC Astronomy Blog

Comet Lovejoy, Feb 18th Moonlighter 2 weeks 1 day ago
An Astronomical Anecdote WMacDonald 4 weeks 2 days ago
Back to Astronomy After a 28 Year Absence Moonlighter 5 weeks 6 days ago
Maple Sugar Moon—The Mi'qmaw Year DChapman 1 year 4 days ago
"Explore the Moon" draft beginners lunar observing program DChapman 1 year 3 weeks ago

Today

Today is Fri 6 Mar 2015, JD 2,457,088 (day 65 of 365 this year).