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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 January Meeting

Saint Mary's University, Atrium Building, Room AT101

Friday 16th January 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

RASC Halifax Centre--60 years!

Roy Bishop will be discussing the early years, the Centre's beginnings through to 1980, as well as a look at the Presidents and award-winners. Paul Gray will then bring us forward with a review of the past 35 years, highlights of club activities and observing awards. There should be plenty of flashes from the past (good for few laughs and facts) that many of us did not know about our history and members' past.

Dave Chapman will then demonstrate "The Frugal Astronomer's Image-Stabilizing Binoculars"

A celebration cake will follow during refreshments.

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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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