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Dedicated to the Advancement of Astronomy and Allied Sciences

The Halifax Centre of the RASC is an active association of over 200 amateur and professional astronomers, united by their appreciation of the night sky and the wonders it contains. The Centre is located in the provincial capital city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, but many members live in several outlying communities, other provinces, and even other countries. The roots of the Centre date back to 1951 when, with the help of Father Burke-Gaffney of St. Mary's University, the Nova Scotia Astronomical Society was founded. The NSAS became the Halifax Centre of the RASC in January 1955. The RASC prides itself in educating the general public about astronomy. The public programs sponsored by Halifax Centre include: lectures, public star nights, and activities during special astronomical events.

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RASC December Meeting

The Halifax Centre will be holding its usual meeting on December 9, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Room AT101, Atrium Building, St. Mary's University(Map)

There is so much to celebrate in the past year! Come join us at the AGM to regale our successes.

Special Presentation! Members are strongly encouraged to attend as the Objectives and Bylaw #1 were recently revised. Judy Black will present the major changes in these items. A request for approval by Special Resolution will also be made. The Objectives, the Bylaw #1 (2016), and the Special Resolutions for both were recently mailed out to the Centre's announcement list. If you did not receive a copy, have any comments, or have questions you would like addressed before the meeting, please contact Judy Black at

AGM Speaker! Pat Kelly recently had a trip to an incredible country - Iceland. He will be telling us about the "Unexpected Solar System" he saw while there. It is sure to be amazing given one of the descriptions of Iceland is "the moon with colour".

And, who knows, there may even be a surprise!

As always, there will be refreshments and a social time following the meeting. Come join your fellow astronomers at the start of the holiday season and meet the new Council.

Dates of future meetings are:

Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday, April 21 20, 2017

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