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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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Zoom tips

Zoom videoconferencing has become the de-facto method of holding remote meeting these days.  The following are some tips and tricks gleaned from months of hosting zoom meetings:
1) restart your computer before the meeting

In the Sky This Month -September- by Rick Wagner

In the Sky This Month by Rick Wagner
2 Sep - Full Moon 01:22EDT
5 Sep - Moon glides by just one apparent lunar diameter south of Mars through the evening
10 Sep - Last Quarter Moon 05:26EDT
11 Sep - Neptune at opposition (mag 7.8)
11 Sep - asteroid 11 Fortuna at opposition (mag 9.2)
14 Sep - double shadow transit on Jupiter 02:57EDT
17 Sep - New Moon 07:00EDT
17 Sep - very difficult ~12.5hr old Moon a couple of degrees above the western horizon just after sunset

RASC 2021 Observers Calendar preorders

*UPDATE AUGUST 05* Ordering Deadline has passed.  
The RASC is looking for 2021 Observers Calendar orders!
Please email us at kingston@rasc.ca if you would like to reserve one.  Put the word "calendar" in the subject line.
We will place our orders with the National office on  August 4th. Once we pay for the calendars and for shipping there is a small bit left for the Centre coffer.
Your price remains the same as previous years...$20.  Personal pickup only, to be arranged, as mailing costs alone tend to run over $10.
 

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.

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