RASC, Halifax Centre Meetings

Meetings of Halifax Centre are from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month (except July and August and OCT 2023). There may be exceptions if the date falls on a holiday weekend. All meetings and special sessions are recorded and are accessible on the RASC Halifax Centre YouTube channel. 

Time: May 11, 1:00 PM Atlantic (12:00 Noon, Eastern)
Place: Room AT101, The Atrium, Saint Mary's University or by Zoom

Saint Mary's University encourages masks to be worn in classrooms.

We would love to see you at Saint Mary's University. However, if you are a distant member or would prefer not to attend at this time, you can attend via Zoom. If there is a change in location at SMU, we will notify members early next week.

Register for the Zoom meeting using this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Why the change in date to May 11?
1- The 2024 RASC General Assembly “Guiding Stars: the RASC Legacy” is being held May 4 - 5. All RASC members should have received a message today around 5:46 PM ADT announcing the schedule of events (https://rascga2024.ca/events/).  The RASC Board of Directors and the RASC National Council are encouraging all members to attend this member-focused event. There’s something for everyone. It’s an opportunity to see and hear what’s up at the RASC.
2- Speakers will be highlighting the cool stuff that RASC Centres are doing. For example, look for Halifax Centre's John Read on Sunday's agenda! Our Centre’s observatory will be promoted through a video being developed by Centre members John Liddard, Jerry Black, Tony McGrath and John McPhee. It will be a must-see!
3- One of our members will receive a RASC award and it would be fantastic if you’re present to congratulate them! The RASC Awards announcements are formally announced during the opening ceremonies on May 4 at 1:00 - 1:30 PM Atlantic time (which conflicts with the start of our meeting).
May 11 Agenda - 2024 Solar Eclipse and Telescopes
The special speakers for this meeting are you - our Centre members - who were wowed at the solar eclipse. You can explain your amazing experience in person or via Zoom. No special presentation is required - just your enthusiasm and desire to share what you experienced! Please advise Jerry Black (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you will be one of our “special speakers” to ensure you are not missed. For those with photos to share, or have a prepared audiovisual presentation, please contact Jerry Black (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); he will inform you of formatting needed for use at the meeting.
There will also be a selection of telescopes for new and old members to ogle and ask questions. This is a great opportunity for members new to astronomy to see and hear about various telescopes and obtain advice as to where to start.
Come join us on the 11th!

Member's Meeting

  • Welcome & Introductions - David Hoskin
  • Photo Montage - David Hoskin
  • ETU Guides for sale
  • Special Presentation: Members Eclipse Stories
  • Outreach Opportunities - David Hoskin
  • Food for the Soul - Paul Heath
  • News from the Board - Tony McGrath
  • What's Up in May? -  David Hoskin
  • Telescope Display
And so it begins
And so it began...
Paul Heath
David Hoskin
Tony McGrath


June - Tiffany Fields - What it's like to be a BGO Astronomy Technician
Sept - potentially BBQ in lieu of meeting
Oct - Dr. Luigi Gallo - JAXA's XRISM Satellite
Nov - TBD
Dec - AGM