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Summer brake

The Stargazers 101 will meet Friday Aug 26 2016 @ 7:00pm. At Conestogo Lake campground

Next Event


Stargazing Party and Lecture, University of Waterloo
Tuesday, 2 August, 7:30 pm
Dr Michel Fich, of the Department of Physics and Astronomy" is giving a lecture: "Distant Planets and the Search for Life Beyond out Solar System." The lecture starts at 7:30 pm. (please register here )
At 8:30 after the lecture everyone go to the lower sports field to observe the night sky. Saturn and Mars will be visible. Come learn how to use a telescope. You do not have to register to attend the star party.
Please note that if the skies are cloudy, the lecture will still take place on August 2nd, but we'll move the stargazing to August 7th.

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Current Club and Astronomy News


Kintail

Kintail Starparty 2016! - was a success - maybe one in fall?

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KW RASC on Facebook
The KW RASC Facebook page is now up and running.
Join us at: Facebook.com Astronomy in Kitchener-Waterloo
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New Horisons

New Horizons
With the Pluto Fly-by finished, we are now getting the good pictures.  To see the latest and greatest from Pluto check out NASA New Horizons website.
JPL New Horizon website.

Bright Comets

Bright Comets
Since this may be the 'year of the comet', here you can find Weekly Information about Bright Comets.
   

Tilker's Dark Sky Site
For club members only, we have a dark sky site at the Tilker's farm.
   

Astronomy Picture of the day

Pictures Of the Day
Follow these links for the Picture of the day: Astronomy Picture Of the Day. Astronomy Sketch of the Day. Lunar Picture Of the Day.
 

Observing

Looking Up?
Check out Sky & Telescope's Sky at a glance feature for the current week.
The Heavens Above site for Kitchener will show current satellite positions.
 

Weather

Tonight's Forecast
Have a look at the astronomical forecast, courtesy of the Clear Sky Chart for our area. If you are going out of town, check out our Clear Sky Chart page for the local Sky Charts.
 

What's Up

What's Up: K-W RASC Presentations
Miss the What's Up Tonight Presentation at the last RASC meeting? You can find it and others here!