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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
Tue, 2015-05-05 Okanagan Kelowna Meeting
Wed, 2015-05-06 Toronto Lecture Night
Thu, 2015-05-07 Okanagan Penticton Meeting
Thu, 2015-05-07 Sarnia Monthly Meeting
Fri, 2015-05-08 Sunshine Coast Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-05-08 Winnipeg Monthly Meeting
Fri, 2015-05-08 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-05-08 Ottawa Public Observing Session
Sat, 2015-05-09 New Brunswick Monthly Meeting
Mon, 2015-05-11 Edmonton Regular Meeting

This Day in Astronomical History

This Day in Astronomical History

1702:

Kirch discovers M5.

1779:

Oriani discovers M61.

Personal Astronomy Blogs

RASC Astronomy Blog

Urban Observing Report—the Go To Experience DChapman 2 days 50 min ago
March 11, 2015. Fantastic Night Observing Moonlighter 7 weeks 5 days ago
Comet Lovejoy, Feb 18th Moonlighter 10 weeks 5 days ago
An Astronomical Anecdote WMacDonald 12 weeks 5 days ago
Back to Astronomy After a 28 Year Absence Moonlighter 14 weeks 2 days ago

Today

Today is Tue 5 May 2015, JD 2,457,148 (day 125 of 365 this year).