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Dedicated to the Advancement of Astronomy and Allied Sciences

The Halifax Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) is an active association of 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.

RASC February Meeting

The Halifax Centre will be holding its usual monthly meeting on Saturday, February 1st

The Atrium, room AT101, 
St. Marys University,
923 Robie Street,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3H 3C3
 
Click here for more information about this meeting and upcoming meeting dates & events


We frequently continue our get-together with supper at a local restaurant after the meeting. Come and join us!

Enjoying a meal after the meeting

 

This Week's Sky at Sky News  

What's Up for January 2020

Read the Welcome Guide to Astronomy. (pdf)

Check out our Observing Aids, including the Clear Sky Chart, a sky map, and observing lists.

Visit our Dark Skies page.

Find out more About Us.

RASC eNews Service 

Nova East Star Party

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Looking for a telescope? There is a local telescope supplier in Dartmouth. Atlantic Photo Supply has been a long-time supporter of our Nova East Star Party.