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.

Rescheduled - SCO BBQ & Observing Night

Tropical Storm Fiona moved the date of the annual BBQ to October. Click here for 2022 SCO BBQ & Observing Night.

October 1, 2022 - 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.  Have a great summer!


How Lunar Impact Craters are Formed (Paul Heath)


SCO Astrophoto Fundraiser

What's Up For Oct. 2022 

The Sky Today at Sky News 

Officially open for 2022 Submissions:
Halifax Centre Astroimaging Contest and People's Choice Award

Each year, Halifax Centre hosts this contest to acknowledge the significant works of astrophotographers across Nova Scotia.
Contest guidelines and photos from previous contests are provided on this site.   


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.

St. Croix Observatory
is Open!

New on Halifax RASC YouTube Channel:
Members' Meeting - June 2022

Photos of
Past Meetings and Events...