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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.

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RASC February Meeting

The Halifax Centre will be holding its usual monthly meeting on Friday, February 16.


Part 1: Imaging Workshop with Blair McDonald

Join Blair McDonald for the fourth in a series of 45-minute image processing sessions before the main meeting. Topic: A look once again at image stretching. Please bring your laptop and a few images you want to process.

Time: 7:00 - 7:45 PM

Part 2: Members' Meeting

Have you been wishing for summer to arrive, dreaming of those clear nights and warmer days? Perhaps we have the answer for you! Come join us in reminiscing the summer past and wishing for the upcoming summer.

First up? Member and talented videographer Halley Davies will present the second video shot this summer by the Centre - The Magnificent Sky: A Weekend in Keji Dark-Sky Preserve. Come see the result of her great work! If you saw her first production, you know you will be thrilled with this one.

Following her presentation will be a presentation by master astrophotographer Blair MacDonald - Astrophotographer's Skies, Summertime Imaging.

Time: 8:00 - 9:30 PM

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


Dates of future meetings are:

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

No meetings in 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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