Our Monthly Meeting

Our meetings are held each month, September through July (no meeting in August), on the third Friday of the month at 19:00 (7:00pm) in Room B1073 at Fanshawe College on Oxford St. East in London, Ont.

Anyone interested in astronomy is invited to attend and enjoy our guest speaker, member activity and observing reports, announcements of new discoveries and upcoming events, telescopes and telescope accessories show and tell, and other fun activities. Have a look at our future and past activities on our RASC Events to see what we are about to do and have done. Plan to take part in the fun!

Parking is free on Friday evenings, and there is plenty of room in the east parking lot off Oxford St. or Second St. and parking spaces in front of the south side of D building. Enter the college by B building doors at Oxford Street, just east of the bus stop. College signs at key hallway locations will help you find us.

After the meeting we go to a local eatery to enjoy great conversation with our guest and good food. Usually this will be Kelsey’s East, which is west of Fanshawe College on Oxford St. on the north side just west of Quebec St. and east of Adelaide St.

Members of London Centre, and sometimes future members too, often get together for the Observers Group Meeting on either the Saturday or the Sunday evening following the monthly meeting. We gather at a member’s home for a social chat, to discuss astronomy, telescopes, or whatever strikes our fancy. If the skies co-operate a scope will probably be set up and some observing is done. But mostly at the Observers Group Meeting the R.A.S.C. stands for Relax And Snack Club! You will find out where this month’s OGM will be held at the monthly meeting, or on our forums a day or two before the meeting.

Directions to Fanshawe College

Map to room B1073

Fanshawe College is located on the north side of Oxford St. East, at First and Second St., east of Highbury Ave and west of Clark Rd. and Airport Rd.

The Red Disk in B Building shows B1073, our regular meeting room. You can park, free of charge after 16h, in Parking Lot 12 to the east of Building A, or in the metered parking lot to the south of B building. Signs in the parking lot say that the spaces are reserved, but this applies only up to 16h on Friday afternoons. Enter the South East door of B Building, follow the hallway west to the first hallway on the right, and B1073 is on your right. Washrooms are nearby; womens in the south hallway, mens in the north hallway. On the map, north is up and east is right.

To get to Fanshawe College coming into London on the 401 from the east, take the Veterans Memorial Parkway (formerly Airport Road) exit and go north to Oxford St. Turn left and drive west past Clark Rd. and the 3M plant. The entrance to Fanshawe College is the next right after the lights at First St.

Coming into London from the west on the 401 take the Highbury Rd. Exit and go north to Oxford St. Turn right and drive east to the entrance on your left.

Coming from the North, either Highway 4 or 22. Go east on Fanshawe Park Road, also known as highway 22, to Highbury Ave. Turn right to go south and after crossing Huron Rd. and Cheapside Rd. turn left at Oxford St. and enter the college at the entrance on your left.