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Founded in 1868, The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is Canada's leading astronomy organization bringing together over 4,800 enthusiastic amateur astronomers, educators, and professionals.

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
Sat, 2015-06-27 Hamilton Canadian Astronomy Telescope Show
Sun, 2015-06-28 Hamilton Canadian Astronomy Telescope Show
Thu, 2015-07-09 Vancouver Monthly Meeting
Fri, 2015-07-10 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-07-10 Ottawa Public Observing Session
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

This Day in Astronomical History

This Day in Astronomical History

1848:

A. Graham discovers asteroid (9) Metis.

1990:

Hubble Space Telescope deployed by shuttle Discovery.

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Today

Today is Sat 25 Apr 2015, JD 2,457,138 (day 115 of 365 this year).