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While we make every effort to keep this list up to date, please let us know if any of the information presented here is no longer current.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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Big Sky Astronomical Society

PO 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, AB T1J 4A2
403-381-7827 or 403-381-1332 |

Medicine Hat Astronomy Club

Rod DeVries


Comox Valley Astronomy Club (Vancouver Island)

John C. McKee

Cowichan Valley StarFinders (Vancouver Island) |

Fraser Valley Astronomers Society

Paul Greenhalgh, President
604-853-3350 |

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

Richard Fortier
250-751-0895 |

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


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


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 Assocation

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 Simcoe Sirius Astronomers

Midland, Ontario
Peter Ridout

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 |

Smiths Falls Amateur Astronomy Group

David O’Hare
613-608-7394 |

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 Simcoe Amateur Astronomers Club

Jerome Roberts
905-884-3150 |

York University Astronomy Club

Paul Delaney |


Charlottetown Centre/RASC

Brian Gorveatt |

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 de Québec/SRAC (RASC)

Pierre Desrosiers  |

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 |


Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Astronomical Society

Mike Couvrette
867-872-0243  |


The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada: Yukon Centre (Yukon Astronomical Society)

Anthony Gucciardo, President
(250) 408-4838

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

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

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