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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, January 8, 2015 - 19:00 to 21:00 ET

Members' Night

Location: Ellis Hall, Room 324, Queen's University

This will be a two part meeting:

  1. How to build and use a barn door tracker.
  2. What I got for my Astronomical Christmas.

So bring your astro toys from Christmas, and as Susan says , we can all share the blame for the clouds.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 19:00 to 21:00 ET

Regular Meeting

Speaker: Mike Earle (RMC)

Talking to CubeSats with the VE3RMC Amateur Radio Station

Location: Ellis Hall, Room 324, Queen's University

Mike Earle is a Ph.D. candidate at RMC. Visit Mike's website.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 19:00 to 21:00 ET

Regular Meeting

Location: Ellis Hall, Room 324, Queen's University


2015 RASC Observer's Handbook Mailed

The 2015 RASC Observer's Handbook has been mailed out to members on Friday 2014 October 24th.  You should be receiving yours soon.  RASC-KC has ordered two extra for seperate sale but as of today (2014 Oct 30), have not yet received them. *Updated 2014 Nov 05 - Handbooks received!

Queen's Ellis Hall Observatory Closed to the Public

From the Queen's Observatory Coordinator: "It is with a very heavy heart that I must inform you that the Queen's Observatory outreach events will cease until further notice. The Kingston Fire Department recently determined that our groups exceed the maximum number of allowed people at any given time on the 4th floor of Ellis Hall. Our future remains uncertain, but we remain optimistic that observatory outreach can once again be reintegrated into regular campus events. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

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.


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