Many RASC centres either sponsor or actively participate in star parties throughout the year. A star party is an overnight excursion to a suitable dark sky site where you will meet many other astronomers, have an opportunity to compare notes on equipment, listen to informative talks, and share a dark sky experience.


























MAY
Winnipeg Spring Star Party at St Malo

This event is for RASC members only. The date may slip a week later depending on snow conditions during the winter. RASC Winnipeg Centre thanks Manitoba Conservation for allowing early access to the Sunset Shores Campground at St. Malo prior to the opening of the park for our event.

2022 Cancelled

JUNE
New Brunswick Kouchibouguac Spring Star Gaze

Member and public observing, information outreach at one of our Dark Sky Preserves.
Jun 3 – 4
JULY
New Brunswick Mactaquac Camping and Observing Weekend

Member and public observing, information outreach as well as a RASC group supper.
TBA
Calgary

Alberta Star B-Q

We look forward to you joining us for some good times and great viewing under wonderfully dark skies at the Eccles Ranch!

Jul 1 – 3

New Brunswick Mt. Carleton Star Party

Member and public observing at one of our Dark Sky Preserves.
Jul 29 – 30
Parks Canada & RASC

Beyond the Big Dipper

The new moon opens the door to one of the darkest Dark-Sky Preserves in Canada. Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada as they unfold the mysteries within the rich darkness we actively protect, then pull up a seat for a night sky “walk” and observe the night sky through a telescope.

Jul 29 & 30
AUGUST
St. John's Butter Pot Star Party

Join us under the dark skies of Butter Pot Provincial Park.
Aug 9 - 10
Okanagan

Mt. Kobau Star Party

MKSP runs 8 nights on the sage-and-fir scented summit of Mt. Kobau, near Osoyoos, BC.

Aug 20 – 28
Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Summer Star Party

Join us for a wonderful weekend of observing and daytime events at the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park and Dark Sky Preserve.

Aug 23 – 28
Parks Canada

& RASC
Kejimkujik Dark Sky Weekend

Search Kejimkujik’s spectacular night skies for planets, galaxies, constellations and much more in Nova Scotia’s only Dark Sky Preserve! There will be stories and discoveries for all ages. Plan to camp or stay overnight close by – you don’t want to miss the show.
Aug 23 - 25
Yukon Yukon Star Party

Canada's northernmost star party.
Aug 24 - 25
Halifax

Nova East Star Party

Camping and observing weekend drawing from Atlantic Canada and the northeastern US.

Aug 26 – 28
SEPTEMBER
Winnipeg

Spruce Woods Star Party

Come enjoy the dark skies of Spruce Woods and spend a long weekend with astronomy enthusiasts of all walks of life!

Sep 1 – 5
New Brunswick Fundy Stargaze

Member and public observing, information outreach as well as a RASC group supper.
Sep 2 – 3
Calgary

Alberta Star Party

We look forward to you joining us for some good times and great viewing under wonderfully dark skies of the Starland.

Sep 3 – 5
Vancouver Summer Star Quest

Organized by the Merritt Astronomical Society with significant participation by RASC Vancouver Centre.
2022 Cancelled
Edmonton

Northern Prairie Star Party

Join us for an unforgettable autumn weekend under the stars at Black Nugget Lake Campground under seriously dark skies (Bortle Scale 3).

Sep 20 – 25
Kingston, Belleville

Fall'n'Stars

Annual gathering of amateur astronomers at Johnson's RV Park (Picton, Ontario).

Sep 23 – 25
New Brunswick Kouchibouguac Fall Star Gaze

Member and public observing, information outreach at one of our Dark Sky Preserves.
Sep 23 – 24
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