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The Clear Sky Chart for Kingston, Ontario:

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!

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 10:00 to 15:00
Science Rendezvous
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Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 19:00 to 21:00
Regular Meeting
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Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 19:00 to 23:45
North Frontenac Dark Sky Site Observing
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Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 19:00 to 21:00
Regular Meeting
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Server hardware issues

Apologies to all, members and public. We have been experiencing some website outages over the last couple of weeks. At the moment things are stable and the rebuild of the site from prior crashes/corruptions/losses has almost been completed. For the short term we are looking at some newer hardware, and for the midterm are looking at other alternatives. Please bear with us as we go through this process.

Partial Lunar Eclipse - 2015 April 4

Updated: It appears that all local members were both clouded and snowed out for this event. The next one will be much better!

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...

Halloween Thoughts

With days shortening, nights lengthening, and Halloween growing near it is only natural that our thoughts should turn to the dead—and some of them were astronomers. (Insert blood-curdling scream here!)

Throughout history dead people have been interred in grounds sacred or not, either singly or in mass graves. Some had resting places in more formal tombs or crypts, perhaps even inside a church building. But did you know that a few “lucky” people are buried in observatories?

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Today in History

1979KC member Gus Johnson discovers SN 1979C in M100.36 years ago

Today is Sat 18 Apr 2015, JD 2,457,131 (day 108 of 365 this year).

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