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Welcome to the RASC Edmonton Centre.

The Edmonton Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada exists to promote the advancement of astronomy and allied sciences as well as to increase public awareness of astronomy as an enjoyable hobby and as an important scientific endeavor.
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Upcoming Events

2014 Summer Star Parties in Western Canada

July 4 - 6

Jul 26 - Aug 3

Aug 21 - 24

Sep 19 - 21

Sep 23 - 28

Sunday, August 31, 2014
2:00pm - 11:00 pm

Elk Island National Park

Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve 2014 Star Party

The Brighter Side of Night

Elk Island National Park is a founding member of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, a designation given to areas that work to manage light sources in order to preserve views of the night sky. On Sunday, August 31, Elk Island Park will host the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve 9th annual event, celebrating the wonders of the night sky. Join us for a celestial celebration of culture, community and conservation!

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The Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve anniversary will feature special astronomy presentations and public stargazing with Royal Astronomical Society of Canada volunteers.

Sep 8, 2014, 7:30-9:30pm
RASC Regular Meeting

FREE and open to the public.

Guest Speaker
Douglas Schmitt

Professor of Geophysics and Physics
Canada Research Chair in Rock Physics
University of Alberta, Department of Physics

A talk on meteorites
Details to be confirmed.

Douglas Schmitt is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Rock Physics and a Professor of Geophysics and Physics at the University of Alberta. His research group carries out a unique blend of field and laboratory experiments that focus primarily on understanding of rock physics and mechanics and how they influence geophysical observations. He has and is playing active roles in international scientific drillling projects on 5 continents.

Sep 23-28, 2014, Black Nugget Lake, AB
Northern Prairie Star Party

Join us for an unforgettable autumn weekend under the stars. Bring your telescope and your sense of wonder for stargazing under seriously dark skies.

Public Talks on Sep 27, 2014

Massimo Torri
Member, RASC Edmonton Centre
Hands-on lunar and planetary astrophotography tutorial

Paul Hickson
Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UBC
Extremely Large Telescopes

Doug Hube
Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics, University of Alberta
How to Build a Black Hole - An Impractical Guide for Beginners

Carlos Lange
Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta
Recent Mars missions and the cycle of water on Mars

Oct 20, 2014, 7:30-9:30pm
RASC Regular Meeting

FREE and open to the public.

Members Night

Astronomical Presentations by RASC members.

If you want time on the agenda, email the .