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.

All photos and drawings on this site were created by RASC Halifax members, who reserve all rights.

June 13, 2020 - RASC May Meeting

In lieu of a face-to-face meeting, we will now be hosting Members' Meetings using Zoom. You do not require a Zoom account to join in but you are required to register for this webinar. The webinar is limited to 100 registrants - first come, first served. The panellists' presentations are being recorded and will become accessible via a link on this website.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: June 13, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM Atlantic 
Topic: Halifax Centre - Members Meeting

Presentations for this Members' Meeting include:
  • Paul Heath -¬†Food for the Soul and a youth activity
  • Dave Chapman will present the¬†What's up?
  • Judy Black will give news from the Board and national RASC
  • Pat Kelly will present a segment of the¬†Observer's Handbook -¬†Twilight & Sidereal Times

Special Guest: Tim Doucette
Tim Doucette, a resident of Yarmouth County and long time advocate of light abatement, will present Cap the Light. Save the Night. 

Come join in! 

 

March 22, 2020: Due to COVID-19, all future face-to-face meetings of  the Board of Directors and Members' Meetings are cancelled. Members will be notified when and how future meetings of Halifax Centre resume.

FORMER TIME: 1:00 - 4:30 PM
The Atrium, Room AT101
St. Marys University,
923 Robie Street,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3H 3C3     Campus Map
 
Click here for more information about this meeting and upcoming meeting dates & events


We frequently continue our get-together with supper at a local restaurant after the meeting. Come and join us!

Enjoying a meal after the meeting

 

What's Up for June 2020 

The Sky Today at Sky News  

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 eNews Service 

Nova East Star Party

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Looking for a telescope? There is a local telescope supplier in Dartmouth. Atlantic Photo Supply has been a long-time supporter of our Nova East Star Party.

 

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