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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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RASC March Meeting

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


Part 1: Imaging Workshop with Blair McDonald

Time: 7:00 - 7:45 PM

Join Blair McDonald for the fifth in a series of 45-minute image processing sessions before the main meeting. Please bring your laptop and a few images you want to process.

Part 2: Members' Meeting


How often have you enjoyed "dinner and a movie"? Not often? Well, have dinner before the meeting and we will provide the movie -The Spacewalker. This is a departure from our usual members' meeting but one we are sure many will enjoy. The movie is set in the 1960's during the Cold War and the space race between the USSR and the United States. The Soviets plan to send a man into space. Military pilots Pavel Belyayev and Alexey Leonov are ready to step into the open space but on the way they face many obstacles and dangers.

The trailer can be found at:

Plan to arrive early and get a good seat. The movie is 2hr 10min long, and will start at 8 PM sharp.

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


Dates of future meetings are:

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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