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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
Sat, 2015-06-27 Hamilton Canadian Astronomy Telescope Show
Sun, 2015-06-28 Hamilton Canadian Astronomy Telescope Show
Thu, 2015-07-09 Vancouver Monthly Meeting
Fri, 2015-07-10 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-08-07 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-09-04 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-09-18 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-10-09 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-10-23 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-11-13 Mississauga 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

Fun Science with Asteroid 2005YU55 DLane 3 years 15 weeks ago
Big Glass Anonymous 3 years 15 weeks ago
Starfest 2011 – Two Clear Nights! dgrey 3 years 18 weeks ago


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