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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 February Meeting

Friday, February 19th 2016

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

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You Too Can Use a 0.6-m Planewave CDK (or Celestron 14) Telescope for Imaging

by Dave VIII Lane, Director, Burke-Gaffney Observatory and Abbey Ridge Observatory

In this presentation, Dave VIII* will describe the development of, usage, and future plans for the world's first (Burke-Gaffney Observatory) and world's second (Abbey Ridge Observatory) social-media-controlled observatory.

*Dave Lane is the eighth member admitted to the Royal Astronomical Society of Daves

As in the past, we will be treated to a number of recent images our members have taken, as well as announcements.

Following the meeting will refreshments and social time.

Room AT101, Atrium Building, St. Mary's University(Map)

Dates of future meetings are:

Friday, March 18, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016 (NOTE: Second Friday to avoid Victoria Day weekend)

Friday, June 17, 2016

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