Self-Isolation Star Parties!


We occasionally hold Star Parties during important astronomical events! While RASC National may not have any scheduled, keep an eye on the online calendar for star parties held by RASC Centres.

You can also watch the livestreams on The RASC YouTube Channel. Livestreams will start at the same time as the webinar.


Date Guest




Check out our online calendar for events hosted by Centres!

Date Guest Topic

Wednesday, April 8th

10:30 p.m. EDT

Dr Sara Mazrouei

We will be talking all about the Moon tonight! The Moon will be full, but weather-permitting we will still try to take some narrowband images of some deep-sky objects for you.

Wednesday, April 22nd

10:30 p.m. EDT

Jesse Rogerson

New Moon this evening, so our skies will be nice and dark! We'll talk about astronomy news, including the meteor shower that will be happening. We will be joined by Jesse Rogerson, science advisor at Ingenium and RASC Ottawa member.

Wednesday, May 6th

8:00 p.m. EDT

Charissa Campbell

We'll be talking all about Mars! Charissa Campbell, PhD student, will be joining us to discuss her research on the red planet. Charissa's specialty is Martian clouds, and she uses the Curiosity Rover to study them!

[CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER] Later in the evening we will be joined by Astronomy By the Bay, a group of RASC observers out in New Brunswick! If the sky is clear, they will be bringing us the Moon from their backyards. We can't wait to do some nighttime observing with you!

Wednesday, May 20th

8:00 p.m. EDT

Frédérique Baron Today we are joined by Frédérique Baron, Education and Public Outreach Coordinator at the Institute for Research on Exoplanets, at the University of Montréal. She's sharing her knowledge of brown dwarfs with us! Afterwards, RASC member and author John Read shows us the night sky in Halifax.

Tuesday, October 13th

8:00pm EDT

Erin Gibbons

The gang is back to bring you views of Mars! Join Astro in Action's Ryan Marciniak, LearntoStargaze's John Read, AstroGeoGuy Chris Vaughan and RASC's Jenna Hinds as we discuss observing Mars and bring you live views of the Red Planet from across the country. Stay tuned for our guest speaker!


Watch Previous SI Star Parties

SI Star Party Playlist
Last modified: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 9:58am