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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
Mon, 2015-05-11 Edmonton Regular Meeting
Tue, 2015-05-12 Thunder Bay Regular Meeting
Wed, 2015-05-13 Victoria Monthly Meeting
Thu, 2015-05-14 Vancouver Monthly Meeting
Thu, 2015-05-14 Kingston Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-05-15 London Monthly Meeting
Tue, 2015-05-19 Windsor Regular Meeting
Wed, 2015-05-20 St. John's General Meeting
Wed, 2015-05-20 Toronto Recreational Astronomy Night
Thu, 2015-05-21 Calgary General Meeting

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

Urban observing with the Observer's Handbook DChapman 2 years 22 weeks ago
Pocket Sky Atlas Challenges for December JPKulczycki 2 years 23 weeks ago
David Dunlap's 150th Birthday EBriggs 2 years 26 weeks ago
Halloween Thoughts WMacDonald 2 years 28 weeks ago
Solar Eclipses and Totality WMacDonald 2 years 38 weeks ago

Today

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