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Kingston Clear Sky Chart: CSC for Kingston, Ontario

Upcoming Events

Our meetings are free and open to the general public, so come on out and enjoy! When you're ready to take the plunge, become a member!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 21:00 to 23:00 ET

Special Event

Speaker: Dr. Dave Hanes (Queen's University)

Galileo's Life and Contributions to the Scientific Community

Location: Ellis Hall Auditorium & 4th Floor, Queen's University

Orbit is a play that follows the trials and tribulations of Galileo’s daughters, whom he consigned to a nunnery.  Playwright Jennifer Wise was inspired by the content of real letters that were exchanged between Galileo and his eldest daughter, Virginia.  Ahead of this event, the Queen’s Department of Drama has teamed up with the Department of Physics and... more


Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 19:00 to 21:30 ET

Regular Meeting

Speaker: Randall Rosenfeld, RASC Archivist

"What's in the constellation Crater, how Newton got fifty bottles of champagne, and when Halley drank brandy and swore - the surprising history of astronomy and alcohol"

Location: Ellis Hall, Room 324, Queen's University


Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 18:00 to 20:00 ET

Special Event

Location: L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area

An observing group meetup at the L&A Dark Sky VIewing area, approx 20-30 minutes north of Napanee on Highway 41.
North of Erinsville, South of Kaladar.  Arrive before dark to setup your scope, leave when you like.

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Orbit To Premiere in Kingston

Queen’s University Department of Drama is proud to present the premiere production of Orbit by Jennifer Wise and directed by Craig Walker. This production is the inaugural performance in the new Isabel Bader Performing Arts Centre Studio Theatre.

RASC Names New Executive Director

The RASC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Executive Director Randy Attwood of Toronto, effective 2014 September 2.

A good night to observe!

Tonight (Friday 2014 June 27th) looks like an excellent night for observing... no cloud.. no rain... near a new moon (not great for lunar observers!) but great for deep sky and planetary types. Added bonus.. our ZWO ASI120MC camera arrived yesterday and will see first light tonight. Saturn will be one of the  targets.  at 21:30 EDT it is already transitting !  Only 31 deg altitude but that is the best it will be this time around. apparent diameter 42 arcseconds with rings, 18 without. 9.2 AU away in Libra Mars is nearby in Virgo but well past transit when it gets dark.

RASC-KC Regular Meeting Summer Break

Just a short reminder that there will be *no* regular meetings of the RASC-Kingston Centre in July and August. We hope that you will continue to observe and have informal observing sessions amongst members, but the formal meetings are taking a summer break.

We meet again in September (date, time and place to be determined), detail we will not have until mid-late August.

Stay tuned to this website for more information!

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