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The Clear Sky Chart for Kingston, Ontario:
Clear Sky Chart
Clear Outside Alternative Forecast

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Until further notice, all our meetings will be held ONLINE ONLY.
  • All our meetings are free and open to the general public, so log on to our Zoom sessions and enjoy.
    When you're ready to take the plunge, become a member.
  • See also the Queen's University Astronomy Research Group Seminar Schedule
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 19:00 to 21:00
2021 March Regular Monthly Meeting
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Monday, March 22, 2021 - 00:00 to Friday, March 26, 2021 - 00:00
FLASF 2021
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 19:00 to 21:00
2021 April Regular Monthly Meeting
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Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 19:00 to 21:00
2021 May Regular Monthly Meeting
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Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 19:00 to 21:00
2021 June Regular Monthly Meeting
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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 19:00
2021 July,August Hiatus of Regular Monthly Meetings
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Weekly Social Chat

The Centre holds a weekly wednesday social chat using the zoom videoconferencing platform at 19:00 Eastern Time.
The link is published in the kingston astronomy email list a day or two  before Wednesday.
This is an informal get together  for people to chat, Q&A, present an image, or images for a very short amount of time.
This is *not* a forum meant to do a 10, 15, or 45 minute presentation.
This is limited to members and their guests, and to those subscribed to the email list.

Kingston Ontario Area Astronomy Email list

The RASC Kingston Centre communicates with its members,  members amongst themselves,  and  members of the public, with an email distribution list.
You do not need to be a member of the RASCKC to join the email list, just live in the local area and have an interest in astronomy.
To join the email list, please send an email to kingston (at) rasc (dot) ca with the subject email list request. 
An email list  moderator will process your request and send an invitation to join within a few days. member website account

To request an account on the website, please send an email to kingston (at) rasc (dot) ca

In the Sky This Month - March 2021- by Rick Wagner

01 Mar - bright Mars passes several degrees south of the Pleiades star cluster. Mars makes a very photogenic pass between the Pleiades and the Hyades clusters over the ~10 days. Perfect chance to sketch the motion for the Orbital Motion requirement of the Explore the Universe certificate.
01-15 Mar - Zodiacal light is visible in the west towards the end of evening twilight as a faint and hazy triangular pillar of light extending upwards from the western horizon towards the Pleiades.

In the Sky This Month - February2021- by Rick Wagner

Kingston Skies February 2021 - compiled by Rick Wagner
Date Time (EST) Event In the Sky
02 Feb – asteroid 18 Melpomene (mag 9.4) at opposition
04 Feb – Last quarter Moon
06 Feb – Saturn 0.4ºabove Venus very low in the SErn sky just before sunrise.
11 Feb – Jupiter 0.5º N of Venus very low in the SErn sky just before sunrise.
11 Feb – New Moon 14:05EST
19 Feb - First quarter Moon


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