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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!

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

Special Event

Location: L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area

Because of this we recommend that the event is **cancelled/postponed. **
If you do plan to go anyways, please check a later in the day forecast.
Issued: 5:00 AM EDT Saturday 25 October 2014  
Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. Wind becoming west 40 km/h gusting to 60 this... more

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.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 18:00 to 21:00 ET

Special Event

Location: TBA

The Clubs' Annual Christmas Dinner for Members and their guests.

  • There will be no regular meeting in December at the University as it is exam time and our room is not available.
  • Please contact the President, Kim Hay, if you intend to attend as there is a limited space at our location.
  • There will be good, inexpensive restaurant food (choose and pay... more


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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