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About Us and Contact Us

The Sunshine Coast Astronomy Club was formed on July 30, 2004 when a group of 16 enthusiasts met in Sandy Hook, a neighbourhood of Sechelt, on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada. In 2007 president Bill Clark spearheaded the drive to take us into the RASC.

article about our first Astronomy in the Park in The Local

article about our first Astronomy in the Park in The Local

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newspaper article on our first Astronomy in the Park event in 2005

In April 2008 we became the Sunshine Coast Centre of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the 29th centre of this prestigious national organization which was founded in 1868. premier

In 2013 we started construction of an observatory at the Sechelt Airport which opened on 27 June 2015: Check out our observatory on Our Observatory page  and photos on the Photo Albums page. The Premier of BC sent us this congratulatory note: Sunshine Coast Centre’s new astronomical observatory

SCC Observatory

SCC Observatory

dignitaries checking out the telescope once the roof was rolled back

dignitaries checking out the telescope once the roof was rolled back

President Mike Bradley in front of the Plaskett Telescope at the DAO in Victoria

President Mike Bradley in front of the Plaskett Telescope at the DAO in Victoria

In June 2014 we celebrated our tenth anniversary at the General Assembly of the Royal Astronomical Society in Victoria, BC.

Charles, Mike, and Bill at the RASC Board Meeting at the Victoria GA

Charles, Mike, and Bill at the RASC Board Meeting at the Victoria GA

Our Centre currently has 68 members.

Board of Directors

The members of the Board of Directors for 2013-14, as elected at the 2013 AGM (and reflecting changes made to date), are as follows:
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Charles Ennis President

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Michael Bradley Vice President

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Bruce Fryer Treasurer

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Brian Lucas Secretary

Scott Harlow

Scott Harlow Director at Large (librarian)

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Bruce Woodburn Director at Large (Light Abatement Committee)

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Debra MacWilliam, Director at Large

Contact Us:

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Phone: 778-458-2666


9 Comments

  1. Rob Thomson says:

    If any member is interested I am selling my Celestron CP-C6 6″ Newtonian. It is the classic model with the German Equatorial mount and the Polaris finder on the adjustable original wood tripod. It is in excellent condition with no dust, scratches etc. on the mirror and the 1.25″ eyepiece slider moves smoothly. All knobs are functional. The spotter scope is missing one of the four stabilizing screws. Included are eyepieces as follows: Celestron 30m, Omcon 15m Plossil, Omcon 18m Plossil, and a Barlow lens adapter. One moon filter is also included. Tube has an end cap for the front end. I think that $200.00 is fair. If anyone is interested in a classic Newtonian please contact me.

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  2. Glenn Pearson says:

    hi… I’m looking for a used beginner’s telescope for my son, any ideas? thanks, Glenn

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  3. nancy says:

    There was mention of a Dark Sky Presentation in the RC newsletter (Boottales) for September. Where can I get more information?

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  4. Oliver says:

    What does RASC stand For?

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