|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 3 - Halifax Centre Members' Meeting - Hybrid (In-person/Zoom)
Time: 1:00 PM Atlantic (12:00 Noon, Eastern)
Place: Room AT101, Saint Mary's University, Halifax
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Officially open for 2023 Submissions:
Each year, Halifax Centre hosts this contest to acknowledge the significant works of astrophotographers across Nova Scotia.
RASC Astro Imaging Certificate Submissions.
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.
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St. Croix Observatory is closed due to the provincial fire restrictions, until further notice. On Tuesday afternoon, Premier Tim Houston announced a province-wide ban on all travel and activity within Nova Scotia woods, including hiking, fishing, camping and off-road vehicle use, effectively immediately. Consequently, SCO is closed until the provincial ban is lifted.
Green Laser Pointer (GLP) Training
We have a limited supply of
2023 RASC Observing calendars ($25)
and 3rd ed. Explore the Universe Guides ($20)
still available for purchase. They will be available in person at the members meeting or e-transfer the funds to treasurer_AT_halifax.rasc.ca
Two new books are available in our library
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The Halifax RASC YouTube Channel
Members' Meeting - April 2023
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