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Dedicated to the Advancement of Astronomy and Allied Sciences
The Halifax Centre of the RASC is an active association of over 200 amateur and professional astronomers, united by their appreciation of the night sky and the wonders it contains. The Centre is located in the provincial capital city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, but many members live in several outlying communities, other provinces, and even other countries. The roots of the Centre date back to 1951 when, with the help of Father Burke-Gaffney of St. Mary's University, the Nova Scotia Astronomical Society was founded. The NSAS became the Halifax Centre of the RASC in January 1955. The RASC prides itself in educating the general public about astronomy. The public programs sponsored by Halifax Centre include: lectures, public star nights, and activities during special astronomical events.
All photos and drawings on this site were created by RASC Halifax members, who reserve all rights.
Beyond International Year of Astronomy
International Observe the Moon Night
Saturday Sept. 6th 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Come join the Halifax Centre RASC as we explore our Moon and other bright objects in the night sky (weather dependent).
Astronomy Nova Scotia
Read the Welcome Guide to Astronomy. (pdf)
What's Up? tonight.
Check out our Observing Aids, including the Clear Sky Clock, a sky map, and observing lists.
Visit our new Responsible Lighting page.
Find out more about The Halifax Centre.
RASC eNews Service
Nova East star party.