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.
Date:¬†Friday, June 10, 2022
¬† ¬† ¬†(Rain Date:¬†¬†Saturday, June 11¬†or when weather permits)
Start time:¬†5:30 PM ADT
Bring:¬†camp chair, plate, utensils, bug &¬†tick repellent.
Although not officially an observing event, members are welcome to stay on site to enjoy the night skies.
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Together Again Under the Stars
Time: 1:00 PM Atlantic (12:00 Noon, Eastern)
For details and how to pre-register for the meeting, click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. ¬†Have a great summer!
How Lunar Impact Craters are Formed (Paul Heath)
Each year, Halifax Centre hosts this contest to acknowledge the significant works of astrophotographers¬†across Nova Scotia.
RASC Astro Imaging Certificate Submissions.¬†
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.