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Astronomy Clubs

 

Want to meet people interested in sharing their enthusiasm for astronomy? This list of Canadian clubs from coast to coast will help you locate the group nearest you — either one of the 28 local centres of Canada’s national astronomy club, The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, or one of more than 60 independent clubs. Most hold regular meetings open to anyone. Many have outdoor observing sessions and telescopes for members’ use.

While we make every effort to keep this list up to date, please let us know if any of the information presented here is no longer current.  And if you don’t see your club listed, drop us a line!

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ALBERTA

Big Sky Astronomical Society

PO 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, AB T1J 4A2
403-381-7827 or 403-381-1332
lasa@telusplanet.net | www.lethbridgeastronomysociety.ca

Medicine Hat Astronomy Club

Rod DeVries
403-458-0456
President@MHAC.ca| www.mhac.ca

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

Paul Greenhalgh, President
604-853-3350
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

Richard Fortier
250-751-0895
sayurich@telus.net | 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.combrandonastronomical.wix.com

NEW BRUNSWICK

AstroHaM – Hanwell & New Maryland Astronomy Club

Chris Weadick
506-457-0774
chris.weadick@gmail.comwww.weadick.ca/astroinfo.html

Astro Club Borealis (Edmundston)

Gilles Gauthier, President
premium1@rogers.com | www.umce.ca/astroclubnb

Hanwell Observatory

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

New Brunswick Centre/RASC

Curt Nason, President
506-648-9063
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 Assocation

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 Simcoe Sirius Astronomers

Midland, Ontario
Peter Ridout
705-549-0913
penetang@sent.com

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

Rodger Forsyth, President
705-292-0729
rforsyth@nexicom.net | 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
timpauli@rogers.com | www.facebook.com/StratfordAstronomyGroup/

Sudbury Astronomy Club

www.ogorman.ca

Thunder Bay Centre/RASC

www.tbrasc.org

Toronto Centre/RASC

Paul Mortfield, President
905-883-0174
president@toronto.rasc.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.ca| http://asx.sa.utoronto.ca

Windsor Centre/RASC

www.rascwindsor.com

York Simcoe Amateur Astronomers Club

Jerome Roberts
905-884-3150
jerome.r@rogers.com | www.ysaa.ca

York University Astronomy Club

Paul Delaney
pdelaney@yorku.ca
yuac@yorku.ca | www.yorku.ca/yuac

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Charlottetown Centre/RASC

Brian Gorveatt
PE_Centre@rasc.ca | http://www.rasccharlottetown.ca

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 de Québec/SRAC (RASC)

Pierre Desrosiers
QC_Centre@rasc.ca  |  www.sracquebec.org/

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://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

Jim Gorkoff, President
306-664-1343

jgorkoff@yahoo.ca |www.rasc.ca/saskatoon

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Astronomical Society

Mike Couvrette
867-872-0243
tawbasfs@gmail.com  |  www.tawbas.ca

The 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

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