Membership Benefits

Membership in the Windsor Centre of the RASC is open to anyone interested in astronomy. As a member you will be entitled to the following benefits:

Observer's Handbook

The Observers Handbook (one of the most comprehensive amateur references) is published every year and is included "free" with your membership to the Society. This soft cover book is packed full of information covering many areas of observing and events for the current year, from timing of sunset and moonrise to eclipses and deep sky wonders.



The Journal (published 6 times a year) is available electronically for "free" with membership to the Society or as a soft cover magazine for an additional fee. This publication includes research papers by professional and amateur astronomers, as well as articles of a historical, biographical or educational nature of general interest to the astronomical community. Manuscripts are often published in both English or French.


Sky News

SkyNews is Canada's magazine of astronomy and stargazing. It is a commercial magazine and is provided "free" with your membership. SkyNews is published six times per year by SkyNews Inc. Subscriptions are available at their website .



Aurora is the newsletter of the Windsor Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, is published bi-monthly in January, March, May, July, September, and November. The opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of the Windsor Centre. Material for the next issue should reach the editor by the 8th day of the month. Articles on any aspect of astronomy will be considered for publication. Contact the editor, Steve Mastellotto



Borrowing privileges from the Windsor Centre's Library
Access to Windsor Centre owned astronomical equipment
Access to the club observing site (note that a surcharge applies for use of the Hallam Observatory )
Monthly meetings and other special events


Hallam Observatory

Photo albums

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