Special Observing 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
  • Oppositions of Mars
  • 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.

In the summer of 2018, the Opposition of Mars will capture everyone's imagination, as it did in 2003. Follow the link for more information.

For lunar observers, the View the Moon Across Time project will be of particular interest.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:51am