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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!


Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 19:00 to 21:00 ET

Regular Meeting

Location: MacLachlan Woodworking Museum; 2993 Highway 2 East, Kingston Ontario

*NO meeting at Queen's University in April*

It's exam time and no rooms are available.  Instead we are meeting at the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum at Grass Creek Park, 2993 Highway 2 East, Kingston Ontario. 16 km east of Kingston.

Agenda: short observing report sessions (up to 1 hour) then, ** weather... more


Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 19:00 to 21:00 ET

Regular Meeting

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

Member presentations on their home observatories.  
Images, video are encouraged to aid others in planning, designing and building their own backyard observatories.


Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 19:00 to 21:00 ET

Regular Meeting

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

Today is Fri 27 Mar 2015, JD 2,457,109 (day 86 of 365 this year).

Today in History

1781Méchain discovers M101.234 years ago
1781Messier observes M100.234 years ago

An Astronomical Anecdote

One of my old observing buddies, the late Steve Chomniak (Toronto Centre), once told me a story about one time that he went to our dark-sky site in the concessions northeast of Oshawa by himself...

2015 RASC Observer's Handbook Mailed

The 2015 RASC Observer's Handbook has been mailed out to members on Friday 2014 October 24th.  You should be receiving yours soon.  RASC-KC has ordered two extra for seperate sale but as of today (2014 Oct 30), have not yet received them. *Updated 2014 Nov 05 - Handbooks received!

Queen's Ellis Hall Observatory Closed to the Public

From the Queen's Observatory Coordinator: "It is with a very heavy heart that I must inform you that the Queen's Observatory outreach events will cease until further notice. The Kingston Fire Department recently determined that our groups exceed the maximum number of allowed people at any given time on the 4th floor of Ellis Hall. Our future remains uncertain, but we remain optimistic that observatory outreach can once again be reintegrated into regular campus events. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

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.

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