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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, February 10, 2021 - 19:00 to 21:00
2021 February Regular Monthly Meeting
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 19:00 to 21:00
2021 March Regular Monthly Meeting
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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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Plans for 2021

Happy New Year!
Our plans are to continue with the Wednesday Weekly Social chat for RASCKC members and their guests via Zoom, and our Regular Monthly Meetings on the 2nd Wednesday (usually) of the month, also via zoom videoconferencing.
*TENTATIVELY* and subject to change! are our Regular monthly Meeting Schedule:
Wednesday 2021 January 13th, 19:00 EST- Guest Speaker: Andrew Godefroy (RASCKC) will speak on "Reaching Out:A History of Canadian Space Robotics and the Canadarm Legacy"

In the Sky This Month -December- by Rick Wagner

 
In the Sky This Month
07 Dec - Last quarter Moon
07 Dec - asteroid 16 Psyche at opposition (mag 9.4)
11 Dec - asteroid 79 Eurynome at opposition (mag 9.9)

2020 AGM Election Results

The 2020 AGM of the RASC-KC was held on Wednesday November 11th.  The results of that are:

In the Sky This Month -November- by Rick Wagner

In the Sky This Month
All Month - watch Jupiter and Saturn moving closer and closer together, heading to their closest approach in nearly 400 years.
01 Nov - daylight saving time ends at 02:00
05 Nov - South Taurid meteor shower peak - minor shower with lots of interference from the Moon.
08 Nov - last quarter Moon
10 Nov - Mercury at greatest elongation west, mag -0.6 - see it before dawn about 13deg to the lower left of brilliant Venus; best morning apparition of the year.

In the Sky This Month - October - by Rick Wagner

 
01 Oct - Full Moon
01 Oct - Mercury at GEE - greatest elongation east - visible low in the west after sunset.
06 Oct - Mars closest approach to Earth for this apparition, about 61 million km,22.6” diameter.

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