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

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Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • All 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.
  • See also the Queen's University Astronomy Research Group Seminar Schedule
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 11:00 to Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 11:00
Science Literacy Week 2019
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Friday, September 27, 2019 - 14:00 to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 11:00
Fall'N'Stars 2019
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Summer meeting break

There are no meeting of the RASC Kingston Centre for the months of July and August, 2016.  
We take a much needed break from the administration and organization side of things as well as many members are off and away on vacation.
See you in September!  The next meeting is on Thursday 2016 September 8th.  We don't have confirmation of the room bookings yet.. normally that will happen in early-mid August.. and we will post it here as soon as we know.

L&A County Dark Sky Viewing Area 2016 June 3 (Fri) and 4 (Sat)

As astronomy related event run by the Lennox and Addington County Dark Sky Viewing Area people.
June 3rd & 4th, 9:30 - 11 pm (weather permitting)
 
L&A County Dark Sky Viewing Area, 7980 County Road 41, Erinsville
 
Attention ‪‎stargazers‬! View Mars, Jupiter & Saturn from Planet Earth, specifically the L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area on June 3rd & 4th from 9:30-11 pm (weather permitting).
 

Dark Skies Nearby

Darkest skies in southern Ontario on display again this summer
Dark Sky Preserve one of the best places for stargazing in the province

Mercury Transit Monday 2016 May 9

Transit of Mercury Monday 2016 May 09 UT Times Start 11:12 Mid 14:57 End  18:42 subtract 4 hours for EDT Start 07:12 Mid 10:57 End  14:42

Jupiter double shadow transit season!

From http://www.universetoday.com/127414/double-shadow-transit-season-for-the-jovian-moons-begins/
Here’s a selection of favorable double shadow transit events this coming Spring for North America:
 
February 26th (Io-Europa) from 9:39-10:01 UT
 
March 4th (Io-Europa) from 11:32-12:38 UT
 
March 8th (Io-Europa) 00:28-01:56 UT
 

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