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Canadian Astronomy Clubs

Want to meet people interested in astronomy? Our list of coast-to-coast clubs in Canada will help you locate a group near you.

Want to meet people interested in sharing their enthusiasm for astronomy? This list of coast-to-coast clubs in Canada will help you locate the group nearest you. Choose from one of RASC’s 29 local centres or one of more than 60 independent clubs across the country. Most hold regular meetings open to the public. Many have outdoor observing sessions and telescopes for members’ use.

You can also become a member of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada!

Editor’s Note: We make every effort to keep this list current. Please let us know if information about your club needs updating.  And if you’d like to add a local astronomy club, please drop us a line.

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Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC)

Canada’s largest astronomy club, The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC), has 29 local branches (Centres). There is at least one RASC Centre in every Canadian province. For contact information for individual RASC Centres, see listings under each province, or see the National RASC website at www.rasc.ca.

Mail to: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
4920 Dundas St. W. #203
Toronto, ON  M9A 1B7
Toll-free: 1-888-924-7272; Toronto area: 416-924-7973
E-mail: nationaloffice@rasc.ca

Alberta

Big Sky Astronomical Society
P.O. Box 5735
High River, Alberta, T1V 1P3
James Durbano
403-973-STAR
info@bigsky.ab.ca | www.bigsky.ab.ca

Calgary Centre/RASC
calrascsec@telus.net | http://calgary.rasc.ca

Edmonton Centre/RASC
Luca Vanzella, President
president@edmontonrasc.com | http://edmontonrasc.com

Lethbridge Astronomy Society
Rick Ponomar
P.O. Box 1104, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4A2
403-381-7827 or 403-381-1332
lasa@telusplanet.net | www.lethbridgeastronomysociety.ca

Medicine Hat Astronomy Club
James Paulson, President
403-581-4106
jpaulson1963@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/mhastroclub/

British Columbia

Comox Valley Astronomy Club (Vancouver Island)
John C. McKee
250-339-3090
jcmnt@shaw.ca

Cowichan Valley StarFinders (Vancouver Island)
president@starfinders.ca www.starfinders.ca

Fraser Valley Astronomers Society
fvas@telus.net | www.fvas.net

Kamloops Astronomical Society (Kamloops, B.C.)
Colin Taylor
250-371-5989
ctaylor@tru.ca | http://kamloopsastronomy.ca

Merritt Astronomical Society
Clive Williams
604-465-5510
merritt.mas@gmail.com | www.merrittastronomical.com

Mt. Kobau Astronomical Society
Jim Failes
250-763-6962
info@mksp.ca | www.mksp.ca

Nanaimo Astronomy Society
Chris Boar
info@nanaimoastronomy.com | www.nanaimoastronomy.com

Okanagan Centre/RASC (Kelowna, Penticton, and Vernon)
www.ocrasc.ca

Prince George Centre/RASC
Blair Stunder
250-962-2334
blair.s@shaw.ca | www.rasc.ca/princegeorge

Sunshine Coast Centre/RASC (Sechelt)
Bill Clark
billclark1@dccnet.com | http://coastastronomy.ca

Vancouver Centre/RASC
http://rasc-vancouver.com

Victoria Centre/RASC
Nelson Walker, President
250-477-4820
president@victoria.rasc.ca | www.victoria.rasc.ca

Whistler Astronomy Club
John Nemy or Carol Legate
604-938-8090
stars@nemy.com | www.nemy.com

Manitoba

Winnipeg Centre/RASC
http://winnipeg.rasc.ca

Brandon and Area Astronomical Society
Trevor Bryant, Founder
BrandonAstronomical@outlook.com | brandonastronomical.wix.com

New Brunswick

Astro Club Borealis (Edmundston)
Gilles Gauthier, President
premium1@rogers.com | www.umce.ca/astroclubnb

Astronomy Moncton
www.astronomymoncton.org

Hanwell Observatory
Hanwell NB
Chris Weadick
506-457-0774
chris.weadick@gmail.com | stars.ourhanwell.ca

New Brunswick Centre/RASC
June MacDonald, President
506-642-3782
president@nb.rasc.ca | http://nb.rasc.ca

Saint John Astronomy Club
Curt Nason
506-648-9063
nasonc@nbnet.nb.ca | http://www.sjastronomy.ca

William Brydone Jack Astronomy Club
Fredericton NB
Chris Weadick
506-457-0774
chris.weadick@gmail.com | www.FrederictonAstronomy.ca

Newfoundland

St. John’s Centre/RASC
Randy Dodge, Secretary
http://www.stjohnsrasc.ca

Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Astronomical Society
Stan Williams
18 Riverdale Drive, Sydney, NS B1R 1P3
902-574-5849
stanleyg@eastlink.ca

Halifax Centre/RASC
Paul Heath, President
pheath@eastlink.ca | http://halifax.rasc.ca 

Minas Astronomy Group
Larry Bogan
902-574-5849
larry@bogan.ca | http://mag.nature1st.net/

Ontario

Barrie Astronomy Club
Dave Robitaille
daverobitaille@rogers.com | http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/barrieastro

Belleville Centre/RASC
http://rascbelleville.ca

Bluewater Astronomical Society
www.bluewaterastronomy.info

The Dufferin Astronomy Association
Jason Todoroff, President
dufferinastronomy@yahoo.ca | www.dufferinastronomy.wix.com

The Durham Region Astronomical Association
Michael J. Cook, President
289-629-1702
draa-president@drastronomy.com | www.drastronomy.com

Elliot Lake Astronomy Club
Hans Uhl, President
705-848-9609
hans.uhl@sympatico.ca

Glengarry Stargazers Astronomy Club
Richard Alexandrowich
613-525-1541
glengarrystargazers@gmail.com

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers
Jim Wamsley
905-627-4323
chair@amateurastronomy.org | www.amateurastronomy.org

Hamilton Centre/RASC
Andrew Blanchard
905-330-5626
President@hamiltonrasc.ca | www.hamiltonrasc.ca

Kingston Centre/RASC
Susan Gagnon
kingston@rasc.ca | www.kingston.rasc.ca

Kitchener-Waterloo Centre/RASC
Gerald Bissett
519-747-1275
president@kw.rasc.ca | www.kw.rasc.ca

London Centre/RASC
Rick Saunders, President
prez@rasclondon.ca | www.rasclondon.ca

Mississauga Centre/RASC
Leslie Strike, President
inquiries@mississauga.rasc.ca | www.mississauga.rasc.ca

Niagara Centre/RASC
www.astronomyniagara.com

North Bay Astronomy Club
Dave Roscoe
705-497-9018
droscoe@cogeco.ca | www.gatewaytotheuniverse.org

North Shore Erie Amateur Astronomers
Rick Eller
519-426-2471
rik_ell@rogers.com | www.kwic.com/~amj/

North York Astronomical Association
Tony Ward
905-668-8798
starfest@nyaa.ca | www.nyaa.ca

Not In My Backyard Astronomers (Maple)
Glenn R. Salzmann
416-993-0422
info@spacecrafthomeservices.com | http://spacecrafthomeservices.com/star-links.html

Orillia Stars Astronomy Club
www.orilliastars.org

Ottawa Centre/RASC
Charles O’Dale
613-853-7944
contact@ottawa-rasc.ca | http://ottawa-rasc.ca/index.php

Ottawa Valley Astronomy & Observers Group
www.oaog.ca

Peterborough Astronomical Association
Jaime Morales, President
Phone: 705 748 2038
jaime.a.mb10@gmail.com | www.peterboroughastronomy.com

Sarnia Centre/RASC
Marty Cogswell
mr_scope2@hotmail.com | https://sites.google.com/site/rascsarnia/home

SD&G Backyard Astronomers Club (Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry)
Dan Bobka
613-932-2720
bobka@sympatico.ca | http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/BYA

Smiths Falls Amateur Astronomy Group
David O’Hare
613-608-7394
oharedavidj@gmail.com | http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sf_astronomy

Stargazers’ Group of Mississauga
Mike Cormier or Paul G. Brandon
ssggroup@live.com | www.freewebs.com/ssggroup

Stratford Astronomy Group
Tim Pauli
519-275-4472
timannemariepauli@gmail.com | www.facebook.com/StratfordAstronomyGroup/

Sudbury Astronomy Club
www.ogorman.ca

Thunder Bay Centre/RASC
www.tbrasc.org

Toronto Centre/RASC
Dr. B. Ralph Chou, President
416-605-9151
president@rascto.ca | www.rascto.ca

Twin Sault Astronomy Club
Sharron Valli
705-949-9924
psvalli@shaw.ca | sharron.valli@algomau.ca

University of Toronto Astronomy & Space Exploration Society (ASX)
Samuel Baltz, Secretary
space.society@utoronto.cahttp://asx.sa.utoronto.ca

Windsor Centre/RASC
www.rascwindsor.com

York University Astronomy Club
Paul Delaney
pdelaney@yorku.ca
yuac@yorku.ca | www.yorku.ca/yuac

Prince Edward Island

The Athena Community Astronomy Club
Summerside, PEI
Ron Perry
902-887-3998 or cell 902-439-6874
rtperry@pei.sympatico.ca

Quebec

Association des Astronomes Amateurs de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Richard Martin
819-762-1392
rimartincp@cpcsrn.qc.ca  |  http://www.faaq.org/clubs/aaaat/

Centre francophone de Montréal/SRAC (RASC)
Michel Boucher
514-225-5434
michelmmm@hotmail.com  |  www.lasam.ca

Club astronomie Chateauguay
Jacques Charron
450-691-4370
www.clubastrochateauguay.org

Club astronomie des moulins inc.
Denis Paradis, Président
450-961-9899
denis@club-astronomie.org  |  www.club-astronomie.org

Club d’astronomie de Beloeil
François Daoust, Président
514-502-5293
fd@moquinamyot.com

Club d’astronomie de Boisbriand
Mathieu Tourangeau
514-667-1425
info@astroboisbriand.ca  |  www.astroboisbriand.ca

Club d’astronomie Bois Belle-Rivière-Mirabel
François Simard
514-701-8781
info@cabbrm.org | cabbrm.wordpress.com

Club d’astronomie de Rimouski
Luc Bellavance
418-725-5008
lbellav@globetrotter.net  |  www.faaq.org/clubs/rimouski/index.htm

Club d’astronomie de Saint-Raymond
Jacques Carrier
418-337-4773
clubastronomiesaint-raymond@derytele.com  |  www.astronomiesaint-raymond.com

Club d’astronomie du Lièvre endiablé
Sylvain Lachapelle
819-275-7721
sylvainlacs@hotmail.com  |  http://astrosurf.com/cale

Club d’astronomie io de Val-Bélair
Hélène Croteau ou Christian Desjardins
418-840-0130
corporation@clubdastronomie-io.org  | www.clubdastronomie-io.org

Club d’astronomie Jupiter Enr.
Thomas Collin
819-691-0726
tvcollin@gmail.com  | www.astrosurf.com/clubjupiter

Club d’astronomie le ciel étoilé de Saint-Pierre de la rivière du sud
Martin Aubé
418-999-4614
hornet@globetrotter.net  |  http://sites.google.com/site/clubdastronomiedestpierre/home

Club d’astronomie les Boréalides
Claude Boivin, Président
418-679-8194
info@clublesborealides.com  |  http://clublesborealides.com

Club d’astronomie Mont-Tremblant
Rémi Lacasse
819-429-5516
remi@astrorl.ca  |  www.astromt.org

Club d’astronomie Quasar de Chibougamau
Pierre Bureau, Président
418-748-4642
pbureau@hotmail.com  |  www.faaq.org/clubs/quasar

Club d’astronomie VEGA de Cap-Rouge
Philippe Moussette, Président
418-654-1577
vegacrqc@hotmail.com  |  www.faaq.org/clubs/vega

Club des astronomes amateurs Boucherville-Montérégie
Richard Béliveau
514-831-7902
info@caabm.org  | www.caabm.org

Club des astronomes amateurs de Rosemère
Michel Ber ou Francine Marcotte
450-662-1572
moonmic@videotron.ca  |  http://clubastronomierosemere.blogspot.ca/p/le-club.html

Club Mars de Lévis
Martin Roy
418-806-9506
clubmars@videotron.ca  |  www.clubmars.ca

Club MIRA
(Sainte-Scholastique)
Guy Jasmin
450-971-6536
observatoireguyjasmin@videotron.ca

Dorval Astronomy Club
Marjolaine Savoie
514-953-9038
marjos@ca.inter.net  |  www.astrosurf.com/cdadfs

M G O – Mount Rigaud Observatorie
Alex Pieklo President
514-972-0617
apieklo1@yahoo.ca

Montreal Centre/RASC
www.rascmontreal.org

Observatoire astronomique du Mont Cosmos
Eddy Szczerbinski
418-554-0326
info@montcosmos.com | www.montcosmos.com

Regroupement des Astronomes Amateurs de l’Outaouais Québécois
Denis Bergeron
819-454-2226
Alain Denhez
819-243-6682
den.bergeron@gmail.com  |  alain.denhez@videotron.ca  |  www.astrosurf.com/outaouais

Société d’astronomie du Planétarium de Montréal
André De Léan
adelean@videotron.ca  |  http://www.sapm.qc.ca/

Les Vagabonds du ciel de Lanaudière
Dominic Marier
450-756-8520
d.marier@live.ca  |  www.vagabondsduciel.ca

Fédération des astronomes amateurs du Québec (FAAQ)
For additional listings of local astronomy clubs in Québec, see the FAAQ Website at www.faaq.org, or contact the FAAQ office at:
4545, ave. Pierre-de-Coubertin, C.P. 1000
Succ. M, Montréal, QC  H1V 3R2
Telephone: 514-252-3038

Saskatchewan

Regina Centre/RASC
Chris Beckett
306-751-0128
www.regina.rasc.ca

Saskatoon Centre/RASC
Tim May, President
306-657-3552
timmayrasc@gmail.com |www.rasc.ca/saskatoon

Northwest Territories

Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Astronomical Society
Mike Couvrette
867-872-0243
tawbasfs@gmail.com  |  www.tawbas.ca

Yukon Territory

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada: Yukon Centre (Yukon Astronomical Society)
Anthony Gucciardo, President
(250) 408-4838
yukonastronomicalsociety@gmail.com