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Datesort icon RASC Centre Event
Thu, 2015-06-04 Sarnia Monthly Meeting
Fri, 2015-06-05 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-06-05 Ottawa Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-06-05 Ottawa Public Observing Session
Mon, 2015-06-08 Edmonton Regular Meeting
Tue, 2015-06-09 Thunder Bay Regular Meeting
Wed, 2015-06-10 Victoria Monthly Meeting
Thu, 2015-06-11 Vancouver Monthly Meeting
Thu, 2015-06-11 Kingston Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-06-12 Sunshine Coast Regular Meeting

This Day in Astronomical History

This Day in Astronomical History

1543:

Copernicus dies at 70.

Personal Astronomy Blogs

RASC Astronomy Blog

Urban Observing Report—the Go To Experience DChapman 3 weeks 4 hours ago
March 11, 2015. Fantastic Night Observing Moonlighter 10 weeks 3 days ago
Comet Lovejoy, Feb 18th Moonlighter 13 weeks 3 days ago
An Astronomical Anecdote WMacDonald 15 weeks 3 days ago
Back to Astronomy After a 28 Year Absence Moonlighter 17 weeks 18 hours ago

Today

Today is Sun 24 May 2015, JD 2,457,167 (day 144 of 365 this year).