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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, 2015-08-07 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

ISS Transit Seen from Toronto dgrey 3 years 33 weeks ago
Very Rare Superoutburst of PR Herculis WMacDonald 3 years 36 weeks ago
Fun Science with Asteroid 2005YU55 DLane 3 years 37 weeks ago
Big Glass Anonymous 3 years 37 weeks ago
Starfest 2011 – Two Clear Nights! dgrey 3 years 40 weeks ago

Today

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