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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.

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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
Mon, 2015-04-13 Edmonton Regular Meeting

This Day in Astronomical History

This Day in Astronomical History


W. Herschel's first recorded telescopic observation.


Peltier observes R Leo for 1st time.

Personal Astronomy Blogs

RASC Astronomy Blog

Pocket Sky Atlas Challenges for December JPKulczycki 2 years 17 weeks ago
David Dunlap's 150th Birthday EBriggs 2 years 19 weeks ago
Halloween Thoughts WMacDonald 2 years 21 weeks ago
Solar Eclipses and Totality WMacDonald 2 years 31 weeks ago
My Investigations of Impact Structures in North America... ODALE 2 years 50 weeks ago


Today is Sun 1 Mar 2015, JD 2,457,083 (day 60 of 365 this year).