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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.


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Monthly RASC meetings open to everyone!

RASC Events

RASC May Meeting

The Halifax Centre will be holding its usual monthly meeting on Friday, May 11.

NOTE THE NEW TIME, AND THE EARLIER DATE TO AVOID THE VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND.

Part 1: Imaging Workshop with Blair McDonald

Time: 7:00 - 7:45 PM

Join Blair McDonald for the sixth in a series of 45-minute image processing sessions. Please bring your laptop and a few images you want to process.

Part 2: Members' Meeting

Time: 8:00 - 10:00 PM

Title: Chile's Atacama Desert: Our Southern Sky Experience by Melody Hamilton, Judy Black, Dave Chapman, and Jerry Black

Four Centre members journeyed to northern Chile to observe and image the splendours of the southern skies, most for the very first time. Come hear their stories and share their images.

All are welcome!

Atrium 101, Atrium Building, St. Mary's University

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Dates of future meetings are:

No meetings in June, July and August.

No meetings in June, July and August.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018 (tentative)

Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018 (tentative) Annual General Meeting

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Quick Info

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.

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