Many RASC centres either sponsor or actively participate in star parties throughout the year. A star party is an overnight excursion to a suitable dark sky site where you will meet many other astronomers, have an opportunity to compare notes on equipment, listen to informative talks, and share a dark sky experience. Please note that 2021 events are uncertain due to COVID.

MAY
Winnipeg Spring Star Party at St Malo
This event is for RASC members only. The date may slip a week later depending on snow conditions during the winter. RASC Winnipeg Centre thanks Manitoba Conservation for allowing early access to the Sunset Shores Campground at St. Malo prior to the opening of the park for our event.

2022 Confirmed
Apr 29 - May 1

JUNE
New Brunswick Kouchibouguac Spring Star Gaze
Member and public observing, information outreach at one of our Dark Sky Preserves.
2021 Cancelled
Jun 11 - 12
JULY
New Brunswick Mactaquac Camping and Observing Weekend
Member and public observing, information outreach as well as a RASC group supper.
2021 Cancelled
Jul 9 - 10
Calgary

Alberta Star B-Q
We look forward to you joining us for some good times and great viewing under wonderfully dark skies at the Eccles Ranch!

2021 Cancelled
Jul 16 - 18

AUGUST
Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Summer Star Party
Join us for a wonderful weekend of observing and daytime events at the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park and Dark Sky Preserve.

2021
Aug 4 - 9

Okanagan

Mt. Kobau Star Party
MKSP runs 8 nights on the sage-and-fir scented summit of Mt. Kobau, near Osoyoos, BC.

2021 Pending
Aug 7 - 15
New Brunswick Mt. Carleton Star Party
Member and public observing at one of our Dark Sky Preserves.
2021 Pending
Aug 13 - 14
St. John's Butter Pot Star Party
Join us under the dark skies of Butter Pot Provincial Park.
Aug 9 - 10
Parks Canada
& RASC
Kejimkujik Dark Sky Weekend
Search Kejimkujik’s spectacular night skies for planets, galaxies, constellations and much more in Nova Scotia’s only Dark Sky Preserve! There will be stories and discoveries for all ages. Plan to camp or stay overnight close by – you don’t want to miss the show.
Aug 23 - 25
Yukon Yukon Star Party (3rd annual)
Canada's northernmost star party.
Aug 24 - 25
New Brunswick Fundy Park Star Party
Member and public observing, information outreach as well as a RASC group supper.
Aug 30 - 31
Halifax

Nova East Star Party
Camping and observing weekend drawing from Atlantic Canada and the northeastern US.

Aug 30 - Sep 2
Winnipeg

Spruce Woods Star Party
Come enjoy the dark skies of Spruce Woods and spend a long weekend with astronomy enthusiasts of all walks of life!

Aug 30–Sep 2
SEPTEMBER
Calgary

Alberta Star Party
We look forward to you joining us for some good times and great viewing under wonderfully dark skies of the Starland.

2021
Sep 3–5
Vancouver Summer Star Quest
Organized by the Merritt Astronomical Society with significant participation by RASC Vancouver Centre.
2021
Sep 4–12
Edmonton

Northern Prairie Star Party
Join us for an unforgettable autumn weekend under the stars at Black Nugget Lake Campground under seriously dark skies (Bortle Scale 3).

2021 Pending
Sep 7–11
Victoria

RASCals Star Party
Held in Central Saanich. A fun and easy-going camping and observing weekend which the whole family can enjoy.

2018
Sep 7–9
Kingston, Belleville

Fall'n'Stars
Annual gathering of amateur astronomers at Johnson's RV Park (Picton, Ontario).

2021
Sep 10–12
New Brunswick Kouchibouguac Fall Star Gaze
Member and public observing, information outreach at one of our Dark Sky Preserves.
Sep 27–28
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