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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
Sat, 2015-04-25 Kitchener-Waterloo Public Observing Session
Wed, 2015-04-29 Okanagan Vernon Meeting
Fri, 2015-05-01 Ottawa Regular Meeting
Tue, 2015-05-05 Okanagan Kelowna Meeting
Wed, 2015-05-06 Toronto Lecture Night
Thu, 2015-05-07 Okanagan Penticton Meeting
Thu, 2015-05-07 Sarnia Monthly Meeting
Fri, 2015-05-08 Sunshine Coast Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-05-08 Winnipeg Monthly Meeting
Fri, 2015-05-08 Mississauga Regular 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.

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Today

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