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Twitter: https://twitter.com/astrokingston
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Upcoming Meetings and Events

All 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.
See also the Queen's University Astronomy Research Group Seminar Schedule

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 18:45 to 19:45
Astronomy On Tap
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Monday, September 16, 2019 - 11:00 to Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 11:00
Science Literacy Week 2019
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Friday, September 27, 2019 - 14:00 to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 11:00
Fall'N'Stars 2019
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No events July 16 or July 20

Some time ago we had tentatively planned Apollo 11 50th anniversary astronomy outreach events.  Since then we found that the Moon does not rise nearly early enough for this to be the main focus, so we are NOT running any public outreach events on either July 16th or July 20th (the launch and landing dates).

Outreach volunteers needed!

While there are no regular meetings of the Astronomy Club, we do have many outreach events this summer... and yes.. we need volunteers!
If you are interested in volunteering and haven't already, please contact us via email kingston (at) rasc (dot) ca
 
Friday 2019 July 12th

The Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area presents "Astrophotographers Assemble"

Astrophotographers Assemble
Saturday 2019  June 22nd setup before Sunset ( approx 20:53 EDT)
 7980 County Road 41, Erinsville, ON
The Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area presents "Astrophotographers Assemble". It's an informal evening where night sky photographers - from novice to expert and everyone in between - are encouraged to come out and photograph the stars overhead. 

The RASC-KC Lottery prize has been drawn!

Thank you for being a part of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Kingston Centre, 1st Fundraising Raffle.
Without your support we would not have been able to raise enough funds to assist in our Astronomy Outreach activities... and we really really appreciate it!
 
On Saturday 2019 June 8th at 9pm in the Queen's University Ellis Hall Auditorium, at the start of the Observatory Open House, the  Beginners Observing Kit Raffle Winner was drawn from all of the tickets sold.
 
The winner is!
 
Brian McCullough
Kanata, Ontario
 

Board Member volunteers needed

The RASC Kingston Centre governing Board of Directors is nominally  7 persons elected from the membership at the Annual General Meeting in the fall.
If there are vacancies the Board can appoint members to those vacant positions.  Currently we have some vacancies that you might want to consider:
Vice President: A low impact position that entails backing up the President to run Regular meetings.  This is a good starting get to know the ropes position.  This does NOT commit you to becoming the President next term! We do not have a succession system in place at all.

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