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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.

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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

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


Big Sky Astronomical Society
P.O. Box 5735
High River, Alberta, T1V 1P3
James Durbano
403-973-STAR |

Calgary Centre/RASC |

Edmonton Centre/RASC
Luca Vanzella, President |

Lethbridge Astronomy Society
Rick Ponomar
P.O. Box 1104, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4A2
403-381-7827 or 403-381-1332 |

Medicine Hat Astronomy Club
James Paulson, President

British Columbia

Comox Valley Astronomy Club (Vancouver Island)
John C. McKee

Cowichan Valley StarFinders (Vancouver Island)

Fraser Valley Astronomers Society |

Kamloops Astronomical Society (Kamloops, B.C.)
Colin Taylor
250-371-5989 |

Merritt Astronomical Society
Clive Williams
604-465-5510 |

Mt. Kobau Astronomical Society
Jim Failes
250-763-6962 |

Nanaimo Astronomy Society
Chris Boar |

Okanagan Centre/RASC (Kelowna, Penticton, and Vernon)

Prince George Centre/RASC
Blair Stunder
250-962-2334 |

Sunshine Coast Centre/RASC (Sechelt)
Bill Clark |

Vancouver Centre/RASC

Victoria Centre/RASC
Nelson Walker, President
250-477-4820 |

Whistler Astronomy Club
John Nemy or Carol Legate
604-938-8090 |


Winnipeg Centre/RASC

Brandon and Area Astronomical Society
Trevor Bryant, Founder |

New Brunswick

Astro Club Borealis (Edmundston)
Gilles Gauthier, President |

Astronomy Moncton

Hanwell Observatory
Hanwell NB
Chris Weadick
506-457-0774 |

New Brunswick Centre/RASC
June MacDonald, President
506-642-3782 |

Saint John Astronomy Club
Curt Nason
506-648-9063 |

William Brydone Jack Astronomy Club
Fredericton NB
Chris Weadick
506-457-0774 |


St. John’s Centre/RASC
Randy Dodge, Secretary

Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Astronomical Society
Stan Williams
18 Riverdale Drive, Sydney, NS B1R 1P3

Halifax Centre/RASC
Paul Heath, President | 

Minas Astronomy Group
Larry Bogan
902-574-5849 |


Barrie Astronomy Club
Dave Robitaille |

Belleville Centre/RASC

Bluewater Astronomical Society

The Dufferin Astronomy Association
Jason Todoroff, President |

The Durham Region Astronomical Association
Michael J. Cook, President
289-629-1702 |

Elliot Lake Astronomy Club
Hans Uhl, President

Glengarry Stargazers Astronomy Club
Richard Alexandrowich

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers
Jim Wamsley
905-627-4323 |

Hamilton Centre/RASC
Andrew Blanchard
905-330-5626 |

Kingston Centre/RASC
Susan Gagnon |

Kitchener-Waterloo Centre/RASC
Gerald Bissett
519-747-1275 |

London Centre/RASC
Rick Saunders, President |

Mississauga Centre/RASC
Leslie Strike, President |

Niagara Centre/RASC

North Bay Astronomy Club
Dave Roscoe
705-497-9018 |

North Shore Erie Amateur Astronomers
Rick Eller
519-426-2471 |

North York Astronomical Association
Tony Ward
905-668-8798 |

Not In My Backyard Astronomers (Maple)
Glenn R. Salzmann
416-993-0422 |

Orillia Stars Astronomy Club

Ottawa Centre/RASC
Charles O’Dale
613-853-7944 |

Ottawa Valley Astronomy & Observers Group

Peterborough Astronomical Association
Jaime Morales, President
Phone: 705 748 2038 |

Sarnia Centre/RASC
Marty Cogswell |

SD&G Backyard Astronomers Club (Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry)
Dan Bobka
613-932-2720 |

Stargazers’ Group of Mississauga
Mike Cormier or Paul G. Brandon |

Stratford Astronomy Group
Tim Pauli
519-275-4472 |

Sudbury Astronomy Club

Thunder Bay Centre/RASC

Toronto Centre/RASC
Dr. B. Ralph Chou, President
416-605-9151 |

Twin Sault Astronomy Club
Sharron Valli
705-949-9924 |

University of Toronto Astronomy & Space Exploration Society (ASX)
Samuel Baltz, Secretary

Windsor Centre/RASC

York University Astronomy Club
Paul Delaney |

Prince Edward Island

The Athena Community Astronomy Club
Summerside, PEI
Ron Perry
902-887-3998 or cell 902-439-6874


Association des Astronomes Amateurs de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Richard Martin
819-762-1392  |

Centre francophone de Montréal/SRAC (RASC)
Michel Boucher
514-225-5434  |

Club astronomie Chateauguay
Jacques Charron

Club astronomie des moulins inc.
Denis Paradis, Président
450-961-9899  |

Club d’astronomie de Beloeil
François Daoust, Président

Club d’astronomie de Boisbriand
Mathieu Tourangeau
514-667-1425  |

Club d’astronomie Bois Belle-Rivière-Mirabel
François Simard
514-701-8781 |

Club d’astronomie de Rimouski
Luc Bellavance
418-725-5008  |

Club d’astronomie de Saint-Raymond
Jacques Carrier
418-337-4773  |

Club d’astronomie du Lièvre endiablé
Sylvain Lachapelle
819-275-7721  |

Club d’astronomie io de Val-Bélair
Hélène Croteau ou Christian Desjardins
418-840-0130  |

Club d’astronomie Jupiter Enr.
Thomas Collin
819-691-0726  |

Club d’astronomie le ciel étoilé de Saint-Pierre de la rivière du sud
Martin Aubé
418-999-4614  |

Club d’astronomie les Boréalides
Claude Boivin, Président
418-679-8194  |

Club d’astronomie Mont-Tremblant
Rémi Lacasse
819-429-5516  |

Club d’astronomie Quasar de Chibougamau
Pierre Bureau, Président
418-748-4642  |

Club d’astronomie VEGA de Cap-Rouge
Philippe Moussette, Président
418-654-1577  |

Club des astronomes amateurs Boucherville-Montérégie
Richard Béliveau
514-831-7902  |

Club des astronomes amateurs de Rosemère
Michel Ber ou Francine Marcotte
450-662-1572  |

Club Mars de Lévis
Martin Roy
418-806-9506  |

Guy Jasmin

Dorval Astronomy Club
Marjolaine Savoie
514-953-9038  |

M G O – Mount Rigaud Observatorie
Alex Pieklo President

Montreal Centre/RASC

Observatoire astronomique du Mont Cosmos
Eddy Szczerbinski
418-554-0326 |

Regroupement des Astronomes Amateurs de l’Outaouais Québécois
Denis Bergeron
Alain Denhez
819-243-6682  |  |

Société d’astronomie du Planétarium de Montréal
André De Léan  |

Les Vagabonds du ciel de Lanaudière
Dominic Marier
450-756-8520  |

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


Regina Centre/RASC
Chris Beckett

Saskatoon Centre/RASC
Tim May, President
306-657-3552 |

Northwest Territories

Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Astronomical Society
Mike Couvrette
867-872-0243  |

Yukon Territory

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada: Yukon Centre (Yukon Astronomical Society)
Anthony Gucciardo, President
(250) 408-4838