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About the MAS

Enthusiastic Astronomers, the avid campers that they are, would visit the Merritt Area occassionally, yet they noticed something special about the Night Skies in this part of British Columbia.

They came to the realization that the Merritt Area, with its Dark Night Skies, would be an extremely advantageous situation to take advantage of. So they set the ball in motion, they approached, the Fraser Valley Astronomers Society and the many chapters of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. The idea of course was to find an area, large enough to accommodate a good many Astronomers from all over, and their campers and or tents, set their equipment up and enjoy a few nights under those deep dark skies of Merritt B.C.

It didn't take much convincing and a newly formed society came into being!

Hence the formulation of the Merritt Astronomical Society was born.

The Executive of the Merritt Astronomical Society is as follows;

Postal address:
Merritt Astronomical Society
32760 Crane Avenue
Mission, BC
V2V 4V2

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