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RASC, Halifax Centre Meetings
Meetings of Halifax Centre are from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month (except July and August and OCT 2023). There may be exceptions if the date falls on a holiday weekend. All meetings and special sessions are recorded and are accessible on the RASC Halifax Centre YouTube channel.
Time: May 4, 1:00 PM Atlantic (12:00 Noon, Eastern)Place: Room AT101, The Atrium, Saint Mary's University or by Zoom
Saint Mary's University encourages masks to be worn in classrooms.
We would love to see you at Saint Mary's University. However, if you are a distant member or would prefer not to attend at this time, you can attend via Zoom.
Register for the Zoom meeting using this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
May - members eclipse stories
June - Tiffany Fields - What it's like to be a BGO Astronomy Technician
Sept - potentially BBQ in lieu of meeting
Oct - Dr. Luigi Gallo - JAXA's XRISM Satellite
Nov - TBD
Dec - AGM
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Members may be found observing at the St. Croix Observatory on almost every clear, dark night. Once a month, we encourage members and their guests to congregate at SCO, at which time new members are particularly welcome.
Members are advised to sign up to the email discussion list to keep up to date on gatherings of fellow observers.
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For over 30 years, the RASC Halifax Centre and other local groups have hosted the Nova East Star Party. It was originally established as the camping and observing weekend for the Halifax Centre and has grown to include participants from other astronomy clubs in the Atlantic region, and a number of attendees from the northeastern United States.
All participants come to enjoy dark skies on a weekend near the new Moon phase towards the end of summer. Nova East is held at Smiley's Provincial Park, near Windsor, Nova Scotia. A limiting magnitude of +6 is the norm.
Nova East registrants have access to all events, including all talks, workshops and presentations, three nights of observing (weather permitting!), the potluck BBQ, the astronomers' breakfasts and the door prizes draw. Nova East Registrants have onsite parking (if camping) or adjacent site parking (if not camping).
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