During the upcoming Total Lunar Eclipse on Sunday September 27, various RASC centres will be running public observing sessions. If the weather cooperates, telescopes will be set up at various sites across the country to provide views of the eclipse to members of the public. RASC members will be there to operate the telescopes and answer questions about the eclipse.

Calgary - Calgary Centre has events at the Calgary Canoe Club, Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park , Elliston Park, AllStar Telescope and at the Vulcan Trek Centre.

Edmonton - For individuals wanting a detailed view of the upcoming lunar eclipse and other celestial bodies - such as the planet Saturn - telescopes will be available at the TELUS World of Science - Edmonton's (TWOSE) Observatory, located in Coronation Park from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (weather permitting), courtesy of TELUS World of Science - Edmonton and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Edmonton Centre). The event is free of charge.

Kitchener-Waterloo - The KW Centre will be doing a Public Star Party in Waterloo Park, Waterloo for the Lunar Eclipse.  

London - Hume Cronyn Observatory Western University 8:00 - 11:30 pm

Mississauga - Telescopes will be set up at the Riverwood Conservancy  8:30 pm  - 12:00 am http://mississauga.rasc.ca

Montreal - 8PM  Morgan Arboretum Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Andrew Fazekas (The Night Sky Guy) will give a short presentation before heading outside to enjoy the eclipse. This is a free public event

New Brunswick - Join local members and guests of the RASC NB astronomy group in an evening of eclipse viewing and stargazing at the Irving Nature Park. Starting at 9:30 pm with a brief talk at the Interpretative Shelter 

Niagara - The Niagara Centre will be hosting an event for the lunar eclipse at Heartland Forest in Niagara Falls.  It is a free event and starts at 7pm till the eclipse is over.

Okanagan - Okanagan Centre is planning on a Lunar Eclipse Viewing OutReach Event  from  7 pm – 10 pm.   Free public event.   Location:  parking lot of the Kelowna Curling Club,   551 Recreation Avenue, Kelowna.

Ottawa - The Ottawa Centre is working with the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and will have free public viewing of the eclipse at the museum.

Prince George - The Prince George Center will be opening up for the event. The details will be on our website at: pgrasc.org

Saskatoon - Viewing from Wanuskewin Heritage Park. https://wanuskewin.com/visit/events-calendar/super-blood-moon-eclipse/            

Sunshine Coast - Our Centre is opening our observatory for the eclipse on Sunday, 27 September at 6:30 PM PST as part of Science Literacy Week: https://sunshinecoastastronomy.wordpress.com/2015/09/04/lunar-eclipse-27-september-2015/

Thunder Bay - Thunder Bay Centre will be hosting a public star party for the Lunar Eclipse.  We are offering a look through the telescopes as well as handing out infomation brouchures about the science behind what is happening in the sky durning the eclipse.
We are encouraging members of the public to bring Binoculars and lawn chairs so they can watch the event.


Toronto - The Toronto Centre will be hosting events at both our observatories, the CAO (in Collingwood) and the DDO (in Richmond Hill).  We are also participating in an event the Ontario Science Centre is hosting that night. We have sold out tickets for the DDO (theddo.ca) for this event.

The David Dunlap Observatory is having a lunar eclipse night – it’s sold out.  If you don't have a ticket for that, there are many other options. 

York Observatory will be having Luna Palooza at Pan Am stadium. 

Our volunteers will be co-hosting an event with the Blue Mountains library up in the Thornbury area at our member observatory, the E.C. Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO).

The Dunlap Institute will be having a Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party downtown at St. George campus and the Scarborough Campus will be running Lunar Eclipse Live.

The Ontario Science Centre will be hosting Total Lunar Eclipse: A Celestial Celebration.

Vancouver -  Simon Fraser University will host a lunar eclipse watch at its observatory on the Burnaby campus, starting at 6PM local time, and we'll keep the observatory open until 11PM for general viewing. RASC Vancouver is a frequent partner in SFU's public outreach functions, and I anticipate that some members will be present with telescopes at this event, in addition to volunteer SFU students, and telescope owners from the broader community. A website with a more information on the event can be found here:


Victoria - The RASC Victoria Centre will be doing public outreach, for the Lunar Eclipse, with our telescopes on top of Mount Tolmie from 6pm until we pack it in around 9:30pm, weather depending. 

Winnipeg - Winnipeg will host a public viewing at Assiniboine Park from 8 pm to midnight.

Windsor - The Windsor Centre will be hosting an eclipse viewing event in the Odette Sculpture Garden on Windsor’s riverfront, on Sunday evening.   We are doing this in conjunction with the City of Windsor.  



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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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