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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, 2015-04-02 Okanagan Penticton Meeting
Thu, 2015-04-02 Sarnia Monthly Meeting
Tue, 2015-04-07 Okanagan Kelowna Meeting
Wed, 2015-04-08 Victoria Monthly Meeting
Thu, 2015-04-09 Vancouver Monthly Meeting
Thu, 2015-04-09 Kingston Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-04-10 Sunshine Coast Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-04-10 Winnipeg Monthly Meeting
Fri, 2015-04-10 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-04-10 Ottawa Regular Meeting

This Day in Astronomical History

This Day in Astronomical History

1807:

Olbers discovers asteroid (4) Vesta.

1974:

Mariner 10 1st Mercury fly-by, 1974.

Personal Astronomy Blogs

RASC Astronomy Blog

March 11, 2015. Fantastic Night Observing Moonlighter 2 weeks 3 days ago
Comet Lovejoy, Feb 18th Moonlighter 5 weeks 3 days ago
An Astronomical Anecdote WMacDonald 7 weeks 3 days ago
Back to Astronomy After a 28 Year Absence Moonlighter 9 weeks 17 hours ago
Maple Sugar Moon—The Mi'qmaw Year DChapman 1 year 3 weeks ago

Today

Today is Sun 29 Mar 2015, JD 2,457,111 (day 88 of 365 this year).