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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
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
Fri, 2015-09-18 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Sat, 2015-09-26 Kitchener-Waterloo Public Observing Session

This Day in Astronomical History

This Day in Astronomical History

1979:

Gus Johnson (Kingston) discovers SN 1979C in M100.

Personal Astronomy Blogs

RASC Astronomy Blog

From where it came... gscratch 3 years 14 weeks ago
Lance Taylor's Astrophotography (Edmonton RASC) lancetay 3 years 14 weeks ago
New Blog Feature Added - Name that Blog admin 3 years 14 weeks ago
Astronomy Outreach, Twitter and the RASC KInce-Lum 3 years 14 weeks ago
My Top Astronomical Experience of 2011: Exploring the Far-Southern Skies DChapman 3 years 14 weeks ago

Today

Today is Fri 17 Apr 2015, JD 2,457,130 (day 107 of 365 this year).