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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
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
Fri, 2015-03-13 Winnipeg Monthly Meeting

This Day in Astronomical History

This Day in Astronomical History

1774:

W. Herschel's first recorded telescopic observation.

1918:

Peltier observes R Leo for 1st time.

Personal Astronomy Blogs

RASC Astronomy Blog

Comet Lovejoy, Feb 18th Moonlighter 1 week 3 days ago
An Astronomical Anecdote WMacDonald 3 weeks 4 days ago
Back to Astronomy After a 28 Year Absence Moonlighter 5 weeks 22 hours ago
Maple Sugar Moon—The Mi'qmaw Year DChapman 52 weeks 9 hours ago
"Explore the Moon" draft beginners lunar observing program DChapman 1 year 2 weeks ago

Today

Today is Sun 1 Mar 2015, JD 2,457,083 (day 60 of 365 this year).