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Meetings monthly from Sept to June at the Niagara Falls Library  4848 Victoria Ave
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  Welcome to the homepage of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC), Niagara Centre.          Since it was founded in 1890, the RASC has filled a special role in both amateur and professional astronomy.
   Today, it has more than 4000 members who share a passion for the night sky and make contributions to astronomy in many ways. The Niagara Centre, which is one of 29 Centres of the RASC, has been bringing astronomy to the citizens of the Niagara Region since 1960.
    To learn more about the Niagara Centre, please view our latest newsletter (The Whirlpool).
  (The photographs at the left were taken by club members)
September
 
  6th        Public Observing @ Walkers Creek St Catharines (pending)  
 11th     Board Meeting , 7:00 pm
 18th    General Meeting, 7:00 pm  Niagara Falls Library, 4848 Victoria Ave
           
(Beginners Workshop @ 6:15pm)
 27th    Members night @ CCCA Observatory

October  

**NOTE**  General Meeting date is NOT on 3rd. Thursday this month!!


 2nd    Astronomy Workshop, A.N.Meyer
 4th     Public Observing  at Heartland Forest , 8215 Kalar Rd. Niagara Fall

          The event starts sunset 6:30pm. View many Celestial Wonders through large telescopes. Join us               for a tour of the night sky, the bright Stars, Constellations and Planets.  Admission is free !

 8th     Partial Lunar Eclipse

Lunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.

The times displayed might be a minute or two off actual times.

Event

UTC Time

Time in St. Catharines*

Visible in St. Catharines

Penumbral Eclipse begins

Oct 8 at 8:17 AM

Oct 8 at 4:17 AM

Yes

Partial Eclipse begins

Oct 8 at 9:18 AM

Oct 8 at 5:18 AM

Yes

Full Eclipse begins

Oct 8 at 10:27 AM

Oct 8 at 6:27 AM

Yes

Maximum Eclipse

Oct 8 at 10:55 AM

Oct 8 at 6:55 AM

Yes

Full Eclipse ends

Oct 8 at 11:22 AM

Oct 8 at 7:22 AM

Yes

Partial Eclipse ends

Oct 8 at 12:32 PM

Oct 8 at 8:32 AM

No, below horizon

Penumbral Eclipse ends

Oct 8 at 1:32 PM

Oct 8 at 9:32 AM

No, below horizon


Join members of the Niagara Centre at the Inner Lighthouse in Port Dalhousie.

Bring your Cameras and telephoto lens

 9th     Board Meeting , 7:00 pm
 23rd    Partial Solar Eclipse  
                   The eclipse starts at one location and ends at another.

Event

UTC Time

Time in St. Catharines*

First location to see partial eclipse begin

Oct 23 at 7:38 PM

Oct 23 at 3:38 PM

Maximum Eclipse

Oct 23 at 9:45 PM

Oct 23 at 5:45 PM

Last location to see partial Eclipse end

Oct 23 at 11:52 PM

Oct 23 at 7:52 PM


* UTC times shown do not refer to when the eclipse can be observed from St. Catharines. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse begins, is at its max, and ends, somewhere else on earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you want to view the eclipse from Niagara.

Join members of the Niagara Centre at the Inner Lighthouse in Port Dalhousie.

The eclipse must be viewed through proper SOLAR FILTERS.

 25th    Members night @ CCCA Observatory
 29th    **** Wednesday !! General Meeting, 7:00 pm  Niagara Falls Library, 4848 Victoria Ave
           
(Beginners Workshop @ 6:00pm). Free admission. Everyone Welcome !
 
November
 
 1st     Public Observing  at Heartland Forest , 8215 Kalar Rd. Niagara Falls
  6th      Astronomy Workshop, A.N.Meyer
 13th     Board Meeting , 7:00 pm
 20th    General Meeting, 7:00 pm  Niagara Falls Library, 4848 Victoria Ave
           
(Beginners Workshop @ 6:00pm) Free admission. Everyone Welcome !
 22nd    Members night @ CCCA Observatory

December
 
 2nd      Astronomy Workshop, A.N.Meyer
 11th     Board Meeting , 7:00 pm
 18th    General Meeting, 7:00 pm  Niagara Falls Library, 4848 Victoria Ave
           
(Beginners Workshop @ 6:15pm)
 20th    Members night @ CCCA Observatory

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Cocoon Nebula  (IC 5146, Caldwell 19)   Sept 28 ,2013    Phil Downey
 




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