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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

TBA

Location: TBA

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Queen's Observatory Open House Sat 2014 July 12th 9pm

The Kingston Astronomy Outreach Network (KAON) next open house is on the 2nd Saturday of the month, 2014 July 12th.

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!

Queen's Observatory Open House Sat 2014 June 14 9pm

The Kingston Astronomy Outreach Network (KAON) next open house is on the 2nd Saturday of the month, 2014 June 14th.

Start time is 9pm (or 21:00 EDT).

A talk will be given downstairs on the ground floor in the Auditorium at 9:05pm with tours of the observatory on the 4th floor and, weather permitting, observing on the deck (if open).

From http://observatory.phy.queensu.ca/publicTours.html

Guest Speaker: Dr. James Silvester (Queen's University) 

Title: Observatories of the World 

Regulus delayed by Provincial Election

We have had inquiries regarding Regulus, the newsletter of the RASC Kingston Centre. It is on provincial election hiatus. Our newsletter editor has been called up to work with the provincial election for May and June, and does not have the time available to create another end-to-end-read great edition.

We are looking forward to a July 2014 issue! If you have anything to submit, please do so, to Walter's contact address listed in past issues of Regulus.

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