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The Clear Sky Chart for Kingston, Ontario:

Clear Outside Alternative Forecast

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

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 21:30 to 23:00
L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area
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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

1826Giuseppe Piazzi dies at 80.191 years ago

Today is Sat 22 Jul 2017, JD 2,457,957 (day 203 of 365 this year).

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