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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While we make every effort to keep this list up to date, please let us know if any of the information presented here is no longer current.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
[email protected] | www.bigsky.ab.ca

Calgary Centre/RASC

[email protected] | http://calgary.rasc.ca

Edmonton Centre/RASC

Luca Vanzella, President
[email protected] | http://edmontonrasc.com

Lethbridge Astronomy Society

Rick Ponomar
P.O. Box 1104, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4A2
403-381-7827 or 403-381-1332
[email protected] | www.lethbridgeastronomysociety.ca

Medicine Hat Astronomy Club

James Paulson, President
403-581-4106
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/mhastroclub/

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Comox Valley Astronomy Club (Vancouver Island)

John C. McKee
250-339-3090
[email protected]

Cowichan Valley StarFinders (Vancouver Island)

[email protected] | www.starfinders.ca

Fraser Valley Astronomers Society

[email protected] | www.fvas.net

Kamloops Astronomical Society (Kamloops, B.C.)

Colin Taylor
250-371-5989
[email protected] | http://kamloopsastronomy.ca

Merritt Astronomical Society

Clive Williams
604-465-5510
[email protected] | www.merrittastronomical.com

Mt. Kobau Astronomical Society

Jim Failes
250-763-6962
[email protected] | www.mksp.ca

Nanaimo Astronomy Society

Chris Boar
[email protected] | www.nanaimoastronomy.com

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

www.ocrasc.ca

Prince George Centre/RASC

Blair Stunder
250-962-2334
[email protected] | www.rasc.ca/princegeorge

Sunshine Coast Centre/RASC (Sechelt)

Bill Clark
[email protected] | http://coastastronomy.ca

Vancouver Centre/RASC

http://rasc-vancouver.com

Victoria Centre/RASC

Nelson Walker, Presidents
250-477-4820

[email protected] | www.victoria.rasc.ca

Whistler Astronomy Club

John Nemy or Carol Legate
604-938-8090
[email protected] | www.nemy.com

MANITOBA

Winnipeg Centre/RASC

http://winnipeg.rasc.ca

Brandon and Area Astronomical Society

Trevor Bryant, Founder
[email protected]brandonastronomical.wix.com

NEW BRUNSWICK

Astro Club Borealis (Edmundston)

Gilles Gauthier, President
[email protected] | www.umce.ca/astroclubnb

Astronomy Moncton

www.astronomymoncton.org

Hanwell Observatory

Hanwell NB
Chris Weadick
506-457-0774
[email protected] | stars.ourhanwell.ca

New Brunswick Centre/RASC

June MacDonald, President
506-642-3782
[email protected] | http://nb.rasc.ca

Saint John Astronomy Club

Curt Nason
506-648-9063
[email protected] | http://www.sjastronomy.ca

William Brydone Jack Astronomy Club

Fredericton NB
Chris Weadick
506-457-0774
[email protected] | 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
[email protected]

Halifax Centre/RASC

Paul Heath, President
[email protected] | http://halifax.rasc.ca

Minas Astronomy Group

Larry Bogan
902-574-5849
[email protected] | http://mag.nature1st.net/

ONTARIO

Barrie Astronomy Club

Dave Robitaille
[email protected] | 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
[email protected] | www.dufferinastronomy.wix.com

The Durham Region Astronomical Association

Michael J. Cook, President
289-629-1702
[email protected] | www.drastronomy.com

Elliot Lake Astronomy Club

Hans Uhl, President
705-848-9609
[email protected]

Glengarry Stargazers Astronomy Club

Richard Alexandrowich
613-525-1541
[email protected]

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers

Jim Wamsley
905-627-4323
[email protected] | www.amateurastronomy.org

Hamilton Centre/RASC

Andrew Blanchard
905-330-5626
[email protected] | www.hamiltonrasc.ca

Kingston Centre/RASC

Susan Gagnon
[email protected] | www.kingston.rasc.ca

Kitchener-Waterloo Centre/RASC

Gerald Bissett
519-747-1275
[email protected] | www.kw.rasc.ca

London Centre/RASC

Rick Saunders, President
[email protected] | www.rasclondon.ca

Mississauga Centre/RASC

Leslie Strike, President
[email protected] | www.mississauga.rasc.ca

Niagara Centre/RASC

www.astronomyniagara.com

North Bay Astronomy Club

Dave Roscoe
705-497-9018
[email protected] | www.gatewaytotheuniverse.org

North Shore Erie Amateur Astronomers

Rick Eller
519-426-2471
[email protected] | www.kwic.com/~amj/

North York Astronomical Association

Tony Ward
905-668-8798
[email protected] | www.nyaa.ca

Not In My Backyard Astronomers (Maple)

Glenn R. Salzmann
416-993-0422
[email protected] | http://spacecrafthomeservices.com/star-links.html

Orillia Stars Astronomy Club

www.orilliastars.org

Ottawa Centre/RASC

Charles O’Dale
613-853-7944
[email protected] | http://ottawa-rasc.ca/index.php

Ottawa Valley Astronomy & Observers Group

www.oaog.ca

Peterborough Astronomical Association

Jaime Morales, President
Phone: 705 748 2038
[email protected] | www.peterboroughastronomy.com

Sarnia Centre/RASC

Marty Cogswell
[email protected] | https://sites.google.com/site/rascsarnia/home

SD&G Backyard Astronomers Club (Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry)

Dan Bobka
613-932-2720
[email protected] | http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/BYA

Smiths Falls Amateur Astronomy Group

David O’Hare
613-608-7394
[email protected] | http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sf_astronomy

Stargazers’ Group of Mississauga

Mike Cormier or Paul G. Brandon
[email protected] | www.freewebs.com/ssggroup

Stratford Astronomy Group

Tim Pauli
519-275-4472
[email protected] | 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
[email protected] | www.rascto.ca

Twin Sault Astronomy Club

Sharron Valli
705-949-9924
[email protected] | [email protected]

University of Toronto Astronomy & Space Exploration Society (ASX)

Samuel Baltz, Secretary
[email protected]| http://asx.sa.utoronto.ca

Windsor Centre/RASC

www.rascwindsor.com

York University Astronomy Club

Paul Delaney
[email protected]
[email protected] | www.yorku.ca/yuac

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

The Athena Community Astronomy Club

Summerside, PEI
Ron Perry
902-887-3998 or cell 902-439-6874
[email protected]

QUEBEC

Association des Astronomes Amateurs de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Richard Martin
819-762-1392
[email protected]  |  http://www.faaq.org/clubs/aaaat/

Centre francophone de Montréal/SRAC (RASC)

Michel Boucher
514-225-5434
[email protected]  |  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
[email protected]  |  www.club-astronomie.org

Club d’astronomie de Beloeil

François Daoust, Président
514-502-5293
[email protected]

Club d’astronomie de Boisbriand

Mathieu Tourangeau
514-667-1425
[email protected]  |  www.astroboisbriand.ca

Club d’astronomie Bois Belle-Rivière-Mirabel

François Simard
514-701-8781
[email protected] | cabbrm.wordpress.com

Club d’astronomie de Rimouski

Luc Bellavance
418-725-5008
[email protected]  |  www.faaq.org/clubs/rimouski/index.htm

Club d’astronomie de Saint-Raymond

Jacques Carrier
418-337-4773
[email protected]  |  www.astronomiesaint-raymond.com

Club d’astronomie du Lièvre endiablé

Sylvain Lachapelle
819-275-7721
[email protected]  |  http://astrosurf.com/cale

Club d’astronomie io de Val-Bélair

Hélène Croteau ou Christian Desjardins
418-840-0130
[email protected]  | www.clubdastronomie-io.org

Club d’astronomie Jupiter Enr.

Thomas Collin
819-691-0726
[email protected]  | www.astrosurf.com/clubjupiter

Club d’astronomie le ciel étoilé de Saint-Pierre de la rivière du sud

Martin Aubé
418-999-4614
[email protected]  |  http://sites.google.com/site/clubdastronomiedestpierre/home

Club d’astronomie les Boréalides

Claude Boivin, Président
418-679-8194
[email protected]  |  http://clublesborealides.com

Club d’astronomie Mont-Tremblant

Rémi Lacasse
819-429-5516
[email protected]  |  www.astromt.org

Club d’astronomie Quasar de Chibougamau

Pierre Bureau, Président
418-748-4642
[email protected]  |  www.faaq.org/clubs/quasar

Club d’astronomie VEGA de Cap-Rouge

Philippe Moussette, Président
418-654-1577
[email protected]  |  www.faaq.org/clubs/vega

Club des astronomes amateurs Boucherville-Montérégie

Richard Béliveau
514-831-7902
[email protected]  | www.caabm.org

Club des astronomes amateurs de Rosemère

Michel Ber ou Francine Marcotte
450-662-1572
[email protected]  |  http://clubastronomierosemere.blogspot.ca/p/le-club.html

Club Mars de Lévis

Martin Roy
418-806-9506
[email protected]  |  www.clubmars.ca

Club MIRA

(Sainte-Scholastique)
Guy Jasmin
450-971-6536
[email protected]

Dorval Astronomy Club

Marjolaine Savoie
514-953-9038
[email protected]  |  www.astrosurf.com/cdadfs

M G O – Mount Rigaud Observatorie

Alex Pieklo President
514-972-0617
[email protected]

Montreal Centre/RASC

www.rascmontreal.org

Observatoire astronomique du Mont Cosmos

Eddy Szczerbinski
418-554-0326
[email protected] | www.montcosmos.com

Regroupement des Astronomes Amateurs de l’Outaouais Québécois

Denis Bergeron
819-454-2226
Alain Denhez
819-243-6682
[email protected]  |  [email protected]  |  www.astrosurf.com/outaouais

Société d’astronomie du Planétarium de Montréal

André De Léan
[email protected]  |  http://www.sapm.qc.ca/

Les Vagabonds du ciel de Lanaudière

Dominic Marier
450-756-8520
[email protected]  |  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

[email protected] |www.rasc.ca/saskatoon

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Astronomical Society

Mike Couvrette
867-872-0243
[email protected]  |  www.tawbas.ca

YUKON TERRITORY

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

Anthony Gucciardo, President
(250) 408-4838
[email protected]

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: [email protected]

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