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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
Thu, 2015-04-16 Calgary General Meeting
Thu, 2015-04-16 Niagara General Meeting
Fri, 2015-04-17 London Monthly Meeting
Fri, 2015-04-17 Ottawa Public Observing Session
Sat, 2015-04-18 New Brunswick Monthly Meeting
Tue, 2015-04-21 Windsor Regular Meeting
Wed, 2015-04-22 Toronto Recreational Astronomy Meeting
Fri, 2015-04-24 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Sat, 2015-04-25 Kitchener-Waterloo Public Observing Session
Wed, 2015-04-29 Okanagan Vernon 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

March 11, 2015. Fantastic Night Observing Moonlighter 5 weeks 2 days ago
Comet Lovejoy, Feb 18th Moonlighter 8 weeks 2 days ago
An Astronomical Anecdote WMacDonald 10 weeks 2 days ago
Back to Astronomy After a 28 Year Absence Moonlighter 11 weeks 6 days ago
Maple Sugar Moon—The Mi'qmaw Year DChapman 1 year 6 weeks ago

Today

Today is Sat 18 Apr 2015, JD 2,457,131 (day 108 of 365 this year).