Cloudy Nights author is full of praise for the Observer's Handbook!

Reviewer Tom Trusock, of the Cloudy Nights Web site, says about the 2015 Observer's Handbook "This book is the swiss army knife of reference books for amateur astronomy, and nearly as essential as a red flashlight and eyepieces. Just get one now and thank me later."

Acclaim for the Observer's Handbook continues to pour in, with popular reviews from Trusock, Gary Seronik, and David Eicher.

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Observer's Handbook 2015 reviewed by Astronomy Magazine's Editor David Eicher!

The RASC Observer's Handbook 2015 made David Eicher's blog for Astronomy Magazine. See the full article here:

Observer's Handbook 2015 Review

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2014 Observer's Handbook recognized!

Handbook coverThe RASC 2014 Observer's Handbook was recognized by Orion's Top Ten Astronomy Books for Beginners List!

From the article:

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Society Appoints New Executive Director

The RASC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Executive Director Randy Attwood of Toronto, effective 2014 September 2.

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Pilots Need Input on Use of Green Lasers

This information comes from Stan Taylor of the Toronto Centre: 

The use of Green Lasers will be one of the issues discussed at the COPA flight 70 meeting 7:30 Thurs Sept 4 RCAFA 420 Wing, 1000 Stevenson Rd N, Oshawa, ON. RASC members are encouraged to attend.


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Executive Director leaving the RASC

The Executive Director manages the daily operations of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. This includes activities related to our charitable mandate, publications, and member service. Our current ED, Deborah Thompson has served us well, and has chosen to take a leadership role at another not-for-profit organization in a few weeks’ time. We wish her the best and thank her for nearly four years of service.

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The 2014 Plaskett Medal Lecture: Friday June 27th 2014 4 pm PT

Live from the 2014 General Assembly

The 2014 Plaskett Medal Lecture

Friday, June 27, 2014


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Message From the RASC President and The Extended Annual Report

The information below comes from the RASC President, Glenn Hawley. Please take the time to read it before the Annual Meeting.
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Ottawa Centre Streaming Live

Centre Meeting - Live

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New Meteor Shower Expected Friday, May 23

Colin Haig, 1st Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, was interviewed May 23 on CTV News Channel about the new meteor shower tonight!

Please click on this link for the interview:




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