Meetings of Halifax Centre are from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month (except July and August). There may be exceptions if the date falls on a holiday weekend.

In lieu of face-to-face meetings, we now host Members' Meetings using Zoom. All meetings and special sessions are recorded and are accessible on the RASC Halifax Centre YouTube channel.

September 10, 2021 - Halifax Centre  Members' Meeting

Time: 1:00 PM Atlantic (12:00 Noon, Eastern)

Details and how to pre-register for the meeting will be posted after Nova East.

Special Presentations:

Chris Young (Halifax, Centre) - Sky Lore

David Hoskin (EPO/Observing Chair) - What's up in September Skies?

Judy Black (President) - News from the Board

Following the Members' Meeting, there will be 60 minutes in which members and guests can stay online for social time. An opportunity to catch up with each other, ask questions, etc. Join us! NOTE: This segment is informal and will not be recorded!

Heads Up! Mark your Calendars! 2022 Meeting Dates & Events

Members' Meetings are usually held on the first Saturday of the month, unless it falls on a holiday weekend.
Expect David Chapman's What’s in a Name? How celestial objects are named and Chris Young's Sky Lore on alternate months.
June 10, 2022: SCO 25th Anniversary BBQ
Members & their guests only. Rain date is June 11, 2022. Details will follow in May.
August 19-21: Kejimkujik Dark-Sky Weekend (DSW)

August 26-28: Nova East Star Party @ Smileys Provincial Park
Site goes live on June 4, 2022 (
September 10, 2022 (Labour Day = Sept 5)
Dr. Donald Beddard (Ottawa Research Centre) + Jim Johnston (Volunteer, NL): Topic - Photometric characterization of satellites and space debris objects.
Dave Chapman - What’s in a Name? How celestial objects are named.
September 23, 2022: Halifax Centre Annual BBQ
Members & their guests only. Rain date is September 24, 2022. Details will follow in July/August.
October 1, 2022 (Thanksgiving = Oct 10)
Marcin Sawicki (Saint Mary's University): NIRISS – Near InfraRed Imager & Slitless Spectograph
Chris Young - Sky Lore
November 5, 2022 (Meeting Host: Mary Lou Whitehorne)
Randy Attwood (Toronto Centre) - 2024 Solar Eclipse
Dave Chapman - What’s in a Name? How celestial objects are named.

December 3, 2022 (Meeting + AGM) - TBD
Chris Young - Sky Lore