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The Clear Sky Chart for Kingston, Ontario:
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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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Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00
RASC KC Regular Meeting
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Geminid Meteor Shower

GEMINIDS!  Meteor Activity Outlook for December 12-18, 2015
The Geminids (GEM) reach maximum activity on Monday morning December 14 when rates could exceed 100 per hour from dark sky sites.
 
From Lennox and Addington County:

2015 October Regulus available

The 2015 October issue of Regulus, the newsletter of the Kingston Centre, is now available for download as a 1MB PDF file.
Paper copies will be available at the Regular Meeting in Ellis Hall on Thursday 2015 October 8th and any not picked up then
will be mailed out to all remaining members.
This issue contains notification of the Annual General Meeting and Elections set for Thursday 2015 November 12th.

Shoot the Stars 2015

Like taking night sky photographs? Enter the 'Shoot the Stars' Dark Sky Photography Contest and win some great prizes! The contest runs from May 9th - October 31st, 2015.  (Visit website.)
 

An Astronomical Anecdote

One of my old observing buddies, the late Steve Chomniak (Toronto Centre), once told me a story about one time that he went to our dark-sky site in the concessions northeast of Oshawa by himself...

Halloween Thoughts

With days shortening, nights lengthening, and Halloween growing near it is only natural that our thoughts should turn to the dead—and some of them were astronomers. (Insert blood-curdling scream here!)

Throughout history dead people have been interred in grounds sacred or not, either singly or in mass graves. Some had resting places in more formal tombs or crypts, perhaps even inside a church building. But did you know that a few “lucky” people are buried in observatories?

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Today in History

1764John Goodricke born.255 years ago
1789William Herschel discovers Mimas.230 years ago

Today is Tue 17 Sep 2019, JD 2,458,744 (day 260 of 365 this year).

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