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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.

Datesort icon RASC Centre Event
Wed, 2015-05-20 Toronto Recreational Astronomy Night
Thu, 2015-05-21 Calgary General Meeting
Fri, 2015-05-22 Mississauga Regular Meeting
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

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.

Personal Astronomy Blogs

RASC Astronomy Blog

Urban observing with the Observer's Handbook DChapman 2 years 23 weeks ago
Pocket Sky Atlas Challenges for December JPKulczycki 2 years 25 weeks ago
David Dunlap's 150th Birthday EBriggs 2 years 27 weeks ago
Halloween Thoughts WMacDonald 2 years 29 weeks ago
Solar Eclipses and Totality WMacDonald 2 years 39 weeks ago

Today

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