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Dedicated to the Advancement of Astronomy and Allied Sciences

The Halifax Centre of the RASC is an active association of over 200 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.

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RASC June Meeting

The Halifax Centre will be holding its usual monthly meeting on Saturday, June 1.

NOTE: The meetings of the Centre will be on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month in the AFTERNOON. We hope this will allow more people to participate.

The meeting will run from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

We can all look forward to the exciting topics being presented this month:

Special Guest: Mark Rector (Mississauga Centre) - OH CANADA! Our Home and Inventive Land! Mark is a Professor of Electronics Engineering and a published author with numerous technical articles. He will talk about Canadian space and astronomical inventions and firsts.

-Paul Heath will inform us of upcoming exciting outreach events and read his latest instalment of Food for the Soul and have an activity in which we can participate and learn something

-Paul Gray will provide What's Up in the June Sky

-John Read will highlight a couple of more books in the Centre's Library

-This month's instalment of the Observer's Handbook overview is entitled More Moons; More Squiggles by Pat Kelly. Previously, he had explained the diagrams of the moons of Jupiter. He thought the diagrams for Saturn would be just as simple but he discovered two factors that make the moons of Saturn more complicated.

As always, treats and beverages will be provided for a break midway through the afternoon.

Following the meeting, members will be invited to go out for dinner. Paul will ask at the end of the meeting as to who is interested in going out for dinner and further socializing. Hope you will enjoy this new format on the Saturday afternoon. Looking forward to seeing one and all at the meeting.

Pictures and video may be taken as a means of recording events. The Halifax Centre may use your voice, likeness, and/or photograph for inclusion in our newsletter and/or website.

Room AT101, Atrium Building, St. Mary's University


Dates of future meetings are:

Saturday, September 7

Saturday, October 5

Saturday, November 2

Saturday, December 7

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