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Dark Sites and the Okanagan Observatory

A dark sky greatly enhances every aspect of observing allowing for easier object location and greater appreciation of detail. RASC Okanagan Centre members scan the night sky from back yards, local sports fields, parks, darkened ski hills, wilderness-logging roads and from the Okanagan Observatory site, and you are welcome to join in the fun.

SIDEWALK ASTRONOMY

Visit our Sidewalk Astronomy page..

OBSERVING CERTIFICATES & LISTS

The RASC offers three observing certificates for members and non-members. Explore The Universe, RASC Messier and Finest NGC certificates can be obtained by following the information posted here.

Our very own OK Centre Introductory Observing List (IOL) can be found here.

Terry Adrians' Messier Chart/log system 1.5 mb 17 pages
Terry Adrians' Finest NGC Chart/log system 1.4 mb 16 pages
Terry Adrians' Deep-Sky Challenge Objects Chart 820kb 10 pages
Terry Adrians' Dark Nebula Charts 400kb 4 pages

There isn't a certificate for viewing them, but Alan Whitman's " All Splendors, No Fuzzies Observing List" contains the best 159 sights in the night sky that there are for northern or southern hemisphere amateur astonomers.

Here are our members' Observing Club Tallies as of June 2013:

Look for information on Messier, NGC Finest, Challenge, Hershel 400 objects and other lists HERE

Observing Tally

OBSERVING REPORTS

We encourage all of members to submit observing reports to share with all of our members and non-members. Here are some members observing reports for

To submit an observing report click here (Word .doc documents are fine)

IMAGE GALLERY

To view a selection of astronomy related pictures from our members, click here .