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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
Tue, 2015-04-07 Okanagan Kelowna Meeting
Wed, 2015-04-08 Victoria Monthly Meeting
Thu, 2015-04-09 Vancouver Monthly Meeting
Thu, 2015-04-09 Kingston Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-04-10 Sunshine Coast Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-04-10 Winnipeg Monthly Meeting
Fri, 2015-04-10 Mississauga Regular Meeting
Fri, 2015-04-10 Ottawa Regular Meeting
Mon, 2015-04-13 Edmonton Regular Meeting
Tue, 2015-04-14 Thunder Bay Regular Meeting

This Day in Astronomical History

This Day in Astronomical History

1792:

Sir John Herschel born, 1792.

1986:

Vega 2 encounters Comet Halley.

Personal Astronomy Blogs

RASC Astronomy Blog

Pocket Sky Atlas Challenges for December JPKulczycki 2 years 17 weeks ago
David Dunlap's 150th Birthday EBriggs 2 years 20 weeks ago
Halloween Thoughts WMacDonald 2 years 22 weeks ago
Solar Eclipses and Totality WMacDonald 2 years 32 weeks ago
My Investigations of Impact Structures in North America... ODALE 2 years 51 weeks ago

Today

Today is Sat 7 Mar 2015, JD 2,457,089 (day 66 of 365 this year).