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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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L&A Dark Sky VIewing Area

**Note** This is not a RASC-KC event, but rather an Astronomy event we'd like you to know about.
 
Early Autumn Sky Stargazing Evenings
September 22nd & 23rd, 9pm (weather permitting)
L&A County Dark Sky Viewing Area
7980 County Road 41, Erinsville

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 August 21

Two of the RASC-Kingston Center members, Kim Hay & Kevin Kell, travelled to their staging area of Devils Tower Wyoming, and then drove 3 hours into the Zone of Totality on the morning of Monday 2017 August 21st, south of Jay Em Wyoming.
 
This is a link to the raw video with a timestamp onscreen, lasting approx 2 hours 19 minutes 29 seconds (less than the total event time due to equipment failure)

Looking for Solar Eclipse viewers?

The RASC Solar Viewer can be ordered here:
https://secure.rasc.ca/Portal/Shop/RASC/Store/StoreMain.aspx?Category=CURRPUB
 
Solar Viewer New Product!
On Monday August 21, 2017 a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible.
Observe the Eclipse easily and safely with this Eclipse Viewer.
Meets the requirement for ISO 12312-2.
Prices are as follows: $5
for multiples: 2-10 pieces $4 each, 11-25 $3 each, 26+ $2 each (+shipping/handling)

Partial Solar Eclipse viewing in Kingston Mon Aug 21

Monday 2017 August 21, 1pm to 4pm
Confederation Park, Ontario Street across from City Hall.
Kingston Centre members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be teaming up with Queen's University and Royal MIlitaryCollege (RMC) graduate students
to help give you a glimpse of the 2017 Solar Eclipse.
 
While the event is a total solar eclipse this is not the case for our location in Kingston . We will however see greater than 50% of the sun blocked by the Moon.

2017 Perseid Meteor Shower

From https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/meteor-shower/perseid.html
The 2017 Perseids will peak on the night of Saturday 2017 August 12 and early morning hours of Sunday August 13.
This year, a Waning Gibbous Moon may hinder a good view of the meteor shower.  Full moon is on Monday August 7th.
The best method to visually observe this meteor shower:
- find a place in your backyard away from streetlights and house lights.

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