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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, October 23, 2014 - 17:00 to 18:00 ET

Special Event

Location: Kingston, Ontario (Murney Tower at King St. and Barrie St.)

Partial Solar Eclipse
October 23, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Special Location: Kingston, Ontario(Murney Tower at King St. and Barrie St.)
Join in this spectacular astronomical event, as the Moon eclipses the Sun.
The Canada Science and TechnologyMuseum will be on-site in Kingston with Queen’s University and the Royal Astronomical Society of... more

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 17:40 to 18:07 ET

Sky Event

Solar Eclipse

Location: Your backyard!

This is a partial eclipse and begins just before sunset in Kingston.  (See the 2014 Observer's Handbook, pages 133-137.)

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.


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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