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Next Meeting

Friday Sept 11

We take a break from meeting during the summer, see you all in September.

At Wilfrid Laurier University:
Room: Bricker Academic Building.
We will have our stand-up sign near the front entrance.

The Stargazers 101 will meet Friday July 24. At Conestogo Lake - day use parking lot.

Next Event

Percieds Meteor Shower with UofW on August 12.

Visit the Club Events page for future and past Events and Activities.


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KW_RASC this Summer
Our Summer Events:

See us on Open Streets Waterloo

August 12 Percieds Meteor Shower
  Come on out to observe a Meteor Shower in the middle of the summer.  Often we can see several Meteors every few minutes from within the city.  Hosted by the University of Waterloo, the KW-RASC will be there with our scopes to show the Stars of Summer.  You can find us out at Columbia field, near the Optometry building on the evening of August 12.
  This event is open to the public, just register with UofW events so they know who is coming.
Stargazing Party: Watch the Perseids with us!

THEMUSEUM - come on in and checkout the Astronomy display at THEMUSEUM on King street, downtown Kitchener.
Saturday August 22 - Public Star Party
We are planning a public star party with THEMUSEUM at Waterloo park, band shell area.
This event is open to the public, free of charge, and is weather dependent.  Save the date and check back for confirmation.
   

101 Stargazing group
Friday July 24, 7pm+, rain date Saturday
The 101 will hold its summer meeting at Conestogo Lake in the day use parking lot.  It will be and outdoor meeting with Star Party for anyone in the Park.  Bring your Scope!
Conestogo Lake Conservation Area
   

Astronomy Picture of the day

KW RASC on Facebook
The KW RASC Facebook page is now up and running.
Join us at: Facebook.com Astronomy in Kitchener-Waterloo
https://www.facebook.com/AstronomyinKitchenerWaterloo
   

Astronomy Picture of the day

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.
 

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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!