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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, 2015-02-27 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Tue, 2015-03-03 Okanagan Kelowna Meeting
Thu, 2015-03-05 Okanagan Penticton Meeting
Thu, 2015-03-05 Sarnia Monthly 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

This Day in Astronomical History

This Day in Astronomical History

1842:

Camille Flammarion born.

1907:

RASC Peterborough Centre formed.

1979:

Total solar eclipse in North America.

Personal Astronomy Blogs

RASC Astronomy Blog

Comet Lovejoy, Feb 18th Moonlighter 1 week 19 hours ago
An Astronomical Anecdote WMacDonald 3 weeks 1 day ago
Back to Astronomy After a 28 Year Absence Moonlighter 4 weeks 5 days ago
Maple Sugar Moon—The Mi'qmaw Year DChapman 51 weeks 4 days ago
"Explore the Moon" draft beginners lunar observing program DChapman 1 year 2 weeks ago

Today

Today is Thu 26 Feb 2015, JD 2,457,080 (day 57 of 365 this year).