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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.

Datesort icon RASC Centre Event
Thu, 2015-06-04 Sarnia Monthly Meeting
Fri, 2015-06-05 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-06-05 Ottawa Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-06-05 Ottawa Public Observing Session
Mon, 2015-06-08 Edmonton Regular Meeting
Tue, 2015-06-09 Thunder Bay Regular Meeting
Wed, 2015-06-10 Victoria Monthly Meeting
Thu, 2015-06-11 Vancouver Monthly Meeting
Thu, 2015-06-11 Kingston Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-06-12 Sunshine Coast Regular Meeting

This Day in Astronomical History

This Day in Astronomical History

1702:

Kirch discovers M5.

1779:

Oriani discovers M61.

Personal Astronomy Blogs

RASC Astronomy Blog

Urban observing with the Observer's Handbook DChapman 2 years 24 weeks ago
Pocket Sky Atlas Challenges for December JPKulczycki 2 years 26 weeks ago
David Dunlap's 150th Birthday EBriggs 2 years 29 weeks ago
Halloween Thoughts WMacDonald 2 years 30 weeks ago
Solar Eclipses and Totality WMacDonald 2 years 40 weeks ago

Today

Today is Mon 4 May 2015, JD 2,457,147 (day 124 of 365 this year).