Dedicated to the Advancement of Astronomy and Allied Sciences
The Halifax Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) is an active association of 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.
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May 1, 2021 - RASC Members' Meeting
When: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM Atlantic
Topic: Halifax Centre Members Meeting (via webinar)
Full¬†details about the meeting¬†will follow.
Chris Gainor¬†(RASC Victoria¬†Centre)-¬†Amateur Use of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Chris Gainor is the author of six books about space exploration and aeronautics, including his latest book Not Yet Imagined: A Study of Hubble Space Telescope Operations, which has just been published by NASA and is available for download from NASA. Chris is also Editor of Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly, and Past President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
Special Presentation:¬†Tony Schellinck (RASC Halifax Centre) - Basics of Lunar Sketching
Details will follow shortly
Advance Registration will be required.¬†After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Heads Up! 2021 Meeting Dates & Events
Members' Meetings are usually held on the first Saturday of the month, unless it falls on a holiday weekend.
¬†How Lunar Impact Craters are Formed (Paul Heath)
Read the Welcome Guide to Astronomy. (pdf)
Check out our Observing Aids, including the Clear Sky Chart, a sky map, and observing lists.
Visit our¬†Dark Skies¬†page.
Find out more¬†About Us.
RASC Astro Imaging Certificate Submissions.¬†
Each year, Halifax Centre hosts this contest to acknowledge the significant works of astroimagers across Nova Scotia. Contest guidelines can be found on the Nova East website. ¬†¬†