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New RASC Website Now On-line

On behalf of the Webteam and the IT Committee I'm pleased to inform you that our new website is now up and running. We've successfully migrated a great deal of content from our old CMS version to the latest and greatest. While there is still some work to be done we are ready to "go public" with our new site. Here are the highlights:

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Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area to Become Canada's First Nocturnal Preserve!

The RASC is pleased to designate Canada's first Nocturnal Preserve, located in Alberta. Please see the Media Release for more information!

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The RASC Purchases SkyNews

The Board of Directors of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) are pleased to announce that the RASC has purchased SkyNews Incorporated.

SkyNews Inc. has published SkyNews magazine since 1999.  SkyNews Inc. also owns SkyNews.ca and  publishes a monthly e-newsletter.  SkyNews is the Canadian magazine for amateur astronomers and is the only popular, English-language science magazine for adults published in Canada.

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The Sky This Month - July 2015

Scorpius and The Planet Saturn

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Halifax GA 2015- National Office Closure

The office will be closed from July 1-6 due to staff attending the GA in Halifax. For any urgent matters, please leave a voicemail and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Happy Canada Day! Have a safe and happy holiday!

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RASC National Office Closed June 24th

Please note that the RASC Society Office will be closed on Wednesday June 24th due to building maintenance.

We will re-open Thursday June 25th.

Thank you for your understanding.

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RASC Executive Director Randy Attwood appears on CTV Canada AM discussing Philae comet lander

RASC Executive Director Randy Attwood appears on CTV Canada AM to talk about the reestablishment of communications with the Philae comet lander.

Watch the clip here!

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The Sky This Month - June 2015

Bootes Hunting Dog and Two Merging Planets

Portrayed in the sky as Canis Major and Canis Minor, Orion the Hunter is not the only one owning pets. Canes Venatici is associated to Bootes the Herdman and can be located high in the sky and below the handle of the Big Dipper. However unlike most of the constellations we encounter, Canes does not possess and asterism except for line connecting Cor Caroli to Chara and yet it is the 38th constellation in area with 465 square degrees of sky.

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