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.

September 11, 2021 - RASC Members' Meeting

David Hoskin (RASC Halifax Centre)
C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) ‚ÄstThe Almost Great Comet of 2020
Discovery and observations of the brightest comet seen in Northern Hemisphere skies in nearly a quarter of a century.


Chris Young (RASC Halifax Centre)
Astronomy Lore

 


 How Lunar Impact Craters are Formed (Paul Heath)

 

SCO Fundraising 

SCO Astrophoto Fundraiser

What's Up For Sept 2021 

The Sky Today at Sky News  

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 

RASC Astro Imaging Certificate Submissions. 

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.   

 

 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.

New on our Halifax RASC YouTube Channel:
 

 SCO is Open! (New Guidelines July 17, 2021) 

Previous Meetings and Events...