Self-Isolation Star Parties!


Do you miss those wonderful Star Parties hosted by RASC, where you get to look at the night sky and learn about what's up there? We do too! That's why we're hosting online star parties!

Join RASC Outreach Coordinator Jenna Hinds and Astronomy In Action's Ryan Marciniak as we bring you the night sky. We'll talk about space news, and weather- and Moon-permitting, we will do our best to bring you live views of the night sky using our telescopes.

Topics change each session, and we always bring guests on board. Find out more about planned star parties below!

You can also watch the livestreams on The RASC YouTube Channel. Livestreams will start at the same time as the webinar.


Date Guest



We are taking a short break but will be back soon!

Date Guest Topic

Wednesday, April 8th

10:30 p.m. EDT

Dr Sara Mazrouei

We will be talking all about the Moon tonight! The Moon will be full, but weather-permitting we will still try to take some narrowband images of some deep-sky objects for you.

Wednesday, April 22nd

10:30 p.m. EDT

Jesse Rogerson

New Moon this evening, so our skies will be nice and dark! We'll talk about astronomy news, including the meteor shower that will be happening. We will be joined by Jesse Rogerson, science advisor at Ingenium and RASC Ottawa member.


Wednesday, May 6th

8:00 p.m. EDT

Charissa Campbell

We'll be talking all about Mars! Charissa Campbell, PhD student, will be joining us to discuss her research on the red planet. Charissa's specialty is Martian clouds, and she uses the Curiosity Rover to study them!

[CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER] Later in the evening we will be joined by Astronomy By the Bay, a group of RASC observers out in New Brunswick! If the sky is clear, they will be bringing us the Moon from their backyards. We can't wait to do some nighttime observing with you!

Wednesday, May 20th

8:00 p.m. EDT

Frédérique Baron Today we are joined by Frédérique Baron, Education and Public Outreach Coordinator at the Institute for Research on Exoplanets, at the University of Montréal. She's sharing her knowledge of brown dwarfs with us! Afterwards, RASC member and author John Read shows us the night sky in Halifax.


Watch Previous SI Star Parties

SI Star Party Playlist
Last modified: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 2:32am