RASC – Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

The OAFs group is not affiliated with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) – we are not an official sub-group or sub-committee of any kind.

However, most (possibly all) OAFs are members of RASC Ottawa Centre, and we

  • Recommend membership for anyone interested in Astronomy;
  • Attend RASC meetings;
  • Get together for dinner before RASC meetings;
  • Provide telescope support for RASC star parties, in addition to the less-formal events we organize ourselves.

Because we are generally in attendance at RASC star parties, we provide this link to the RASC Star Party Schedule, and the following feed from their Facebook page:
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2 years ago

‪Venus and crescent moon along with the star Regulus tonight. Mercury might be a bit of a challenge. ‬

2 years ago

‪At magnitude -2.3 the planet Mars is now as bright as Jupiter and will continue to brighten until the end of the month. ‬

2 years ago

The planet Mars keeps getting brighter until our close approach on July 27. Over the next week the Moon will be close to Jupiter on the 23rd, Saturn on the 27th and Mars on the 30th.

2 years ago

The crescent moon showing the Da Vinci Glow (Earthshine) and Venus.

2 years ago

‪Beautiful photo op tonight. Look west after sunset and as the sky darkens you will see Venus and the 8% lit crescent moon. The constellation Orion and Hyades star cluster (V shaped) bottom right ... See more


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