Ottawa RASC Meetings

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Public Astronomy Meetings ... Fascinating topics, Fascinating people

If you love Astronomy then you have come to the right place! Every month the Ottawa Centre of the RASC hosts a free astronomy meeting that is open to everyone.  Each meeting is packed with interesting speakers addressing a range of astronomy topics well suited to the amateur astronomer and enthusiast.

Do you have an interest in astronomy but don't know where to start?   Come to our meetings. They are a great place to get connected to the amateur astronomy community in Ottawa and start your journey of learning and discovery.

Already deeply in to astronomy? Perfect - you will find many like-minded people with your level of experience who share your passion for the night sky.

Meeting Features

  • Several interesting speakers!
  • The Sky this Month - a 10 minute overview of interesting things in the night sky in the coming month.
  • 10 Minute Astronomy - A short review of current astronomy news.
  • Member photos - come enjoy the beautiful gallery of astronomy images taken by our members.
  • Door Prizes - each month we hold a draw and give away several astronomy-themed prizes to lucky winners. The draw is open to everyone who attends the meeting and is free.
  • Announcements on free public outreach and recreational astronomy events in Ottawa.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are scheduled each month typically, but not always, on the first Friday of every month. The meetings start at 7:30 pm and run until 9:30pm.



  • Friday May 6
  • Friday June 3
  • Friday July 8 (2nd Friday of the month)
  • Friday Aug 5

Meeting Agendas


May 6th

This is a reminder of this evening’s monthly meeting of the RASC Ottawa Centre. It is at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and starts at 7:30pm.

7:30 PM Friday May 6, 2016 at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Part 1: Another insight into the fascinating history of astronomy, presented by Carmen Rush. Eise Eisinga was a Dutch woolcomber who lived in the late 1700's. He was a self-taught mathematician and astronomer who built a planetarium with a model of the solar system that accurately runs by a complex clockwork mechanism. Carmen will be talking about his life and the planetarium that he built.

Part 2: All Things Transit continues with a presentation by Tim Cole on the upcoming rare astronomical event.

We hope you can join us.

Meeting Location and Admission

Our meetings are held in the main auditorium of the Canada Aviation and Space Museumlocated here. There is a $3 parking fee for museum parking.

Other Information

  • Did you miss a meeting? Perhaps you can't attend because of another commitment? No problem - our meetings are now broadcast live over the Internet and also recorded. Click here to watch current and previously recorded meetings!
    A higher quality video of the meeting is also posted on YouTube approximately three weeks after the meeting. Click here to find it and links to earlier meetings.
  • Members are invited to deliver presentations on subjects of interest at the meetings. A presenter's guide is available here.

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