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The Clear Sky Chart for Kingston, Ontario:
Clear Sky Chart
Clear Outside Alternative Forecast
Twitter: https://twitter.com/astrokingston
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rasckingston/

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Page at a glance Event summary for 2020

  • 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, November 11, 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00
RASCKC 2020 AGM
More Info

Kingston’s Science Rendezvous has won national recognition as the best Science Rendezvous event in the country.

From https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/kingston-science-rendezvous-receives-national-recognition
Kingston’s Science Rendezvous has won national recognition as the best Science Rendezvous event in the country.
Lynda Colgan and Kim Garrett, the two lead organizers of the Kingston event, were presented with the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) Big award from the national Science Rendezvous organization.

2020 EVENTS AT THE NORTH FRONTENAC STAR GAZING PAD

Due to the Corona Virus and O. Reg 104/20  Emergency Order under Subsection 7.0.2 (4) of the Act - Closure of Outdoor Recreation Amenities -  the Star Gazing Pad has been closed effective immediately until further notice.  The protection of all residents and visitors is of the utmost importance during the Covid-19 Pandemic, and always.
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The following events are taking place at the North Frontenac Star Gazing Pad at 5816 Road 506 between Plevna and Fernleigh. Check NorthFrontenac.com events calendar for event updates. Events begin at sunset.

Where to Observe?

We ask regularly asked for locations where a person can observe the night sky.  We have only two recommendations at this time:
The Lennox and Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area located at 7980 County Road 41, 37 kilometres north of Napanee.
https://lennox-addington.on.ca/explore/dark-sky-viewing-area
 
The North Frontenac Dark Sky Preserve, located at 5816 Road 506, North Frontenac, near Plevna.  It is about 90 minute away from Kingston.

METEORITE OR METEORWRONG?

Think you might have found a meteorite?  Here is an authorative checklist that you might want to go through before taking the next step and contacting someone else:
http://meteorites.wustl.edu/realities.htm
A great list of questions to ask and think about that rock you found.
 

Attention Young Astronomers!

***UPDATED 2020 March 12 ***
THE FLASF HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2020.  More details to follow.
***UPDATED***
Attention Young Astronomers!
Are you thinking of entering the FLASF 2020 Science Fair? (2020 March 26-27th)
The Kingston Astronomy Club is offering the Leo Enright Award for the best project in Astronomy and related sciences. 
The awardee will receive $100 and the book “A Beginners Observing Guide”
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