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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 June Meeting

Friday, June 17th 2016

Time to be determined

ANNUAL BARBEQUE * MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Members and their guests are welcomed to join us! If you have never been to the St. Croix Observatory, this will be your opportunity to get the tour - in daylight hours, no less! Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow astronomers and their guests, meet some new people, enjoy the fine fare offered at the BBQ, and delight in the night sky at St. Croix.

The Centre does not hold meetings in July and August

Dates of autumn meetings will be posted later in the summer.

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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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