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Special Projects

In addition to our specific programs there are also a number of observing opportunities for short-term and transient events. This page is reserved for such astronomical phenomena as:

  • Solar and lunar eclipses visible from Canada
  • Meteor showers and storms expected
  • Major asteroid occultations
  • Transits of Venus and Mercury
  • Bright comets

In this section the RASC Observing Committee will highlight upcoming events and document tips and techniques to help you observe these events and potentially make valuable scientific observations.

Our Recent Events section documents photographs and other results from recent observing events of interest to RASC members.

Transit of Venus: 2012 June 5

      New!   Transit 2012 Results

Our Transit of Venus web pages, contain everything you ever wanted to know about transits of Venus (including this year's) but were afraid to ask:

Intro | Orientation | Observing | Weather | Safety | Gallery | History | Events