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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 April Meeting

Friday 17th April 2015

7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

RASC General Assembly by Quinn Smith, Patrick Kelly and Paul Gray

The 5 W's of the 2015 RASC General Assembly

By now all Halifax members should be aware that "We" will be hosting the General Assembly of the RASC this summer at Saint Mary's University.

At this meeting the speakers will present our upcoming GA to the Centre. Learn what all is involved in partaking in a GA and the fun it can be, the people you can meet and great talks you can here. You will also havea tour of the GA website and the ways you can register to be part of the event. Lastly learn how you can help out at the event and the many task, big and small that we members like you to do!

Sobey's Building, Room SB265 in the Sobeys Building; Note this is not our regular room!(Map)

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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.

RASC eNews Service

Nova East star party.

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