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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!

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 12:00 to Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 12:00 ET

Special Event

Location: Vanderwater Conservation Area, Thomasburg, Ontario

Fall'N'Stars, a gathering of amateur astronomers in Eastern Ontario, is held annually at the Camp Sagonaska Boy Scout Camp north of Belleville Ontario.

The Organizing Committee extends an invitation to amateur astronomers to join us for a rustic weekend of star gazing along with many social events including but... 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

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 19:00 to 21:00 ET

Regular Meeting

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

This is the Centre's annual general meeting.  Positions up for election this year are Secretary, VP, Webmaster, Editor, and Librarian.


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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