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.

June 4, 2021 - Halifax Centre Members' Meeting

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.  

SCO Clean-Up

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022
(Rain Date:  Monday, June 6 or lwhen weather permits)

Start time: 10:00 AM ADT (or earlier if you're a keener)

If planning to attend, please confirm your intent to John Liddard (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Nova East 2022

Together Again Under the Stars

Site under construction.

Details will be added as they become known. Site will go 'live' for registration on June 4.

How Lunar Impact Craters are Formed (Paul Heath)


SCO Astrophoto Fundraiser

What's Up For May 2022

The Sky Today at Sky News 

Halifax Centre Astroimaging Contest and People's Choice Award 
Each year, Halifax Centre hosts this contest to acknowledge the significant works of astroimagers across Nova Scotia.
Contest guidelines can be found on the Nova East website.   

RASC Astro Imaging Certificate Submissions. 

RASC eNews Service 



 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.

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.

 SCO is Open! (Revised
March 1, 2022) 

New on our Halifax RASC YouTube Channel:

Past Meetings and Events...