Written by Denis Grey, Toronto on Tue, 2012/01/17
Congratulations go out to our Astronomy Blog Contest winners as chosen by our President, Mary-Lou Whitehorne:
Written by Denis Grey, Toronto, Howard Gibbins, Edmonton on Mon, 2012/01/16
The 2012 General Assembly Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the registration for the 2012 General Assembly is now open!
Written by Dave Gallant, Thunder Bay on Thu, 2011/11/03
Construction of the David Thompson Observatory at Fort William Historical Park here in Thunder Bay has begun. When complete the 15' Automated ProDome will house a 20" Planewave CDK, on a Planewave Ascention HR mount. The secondary scope is a 5" TMB Refractor. The facility is 100% owned by the Ontario Government.
Written by Denis Grey, Toronto on Sun, 2011/10/30
E. Cliffton (Cliff) Carr, a Life Member of, and major benefactor to, the RASC's Toronto Centre passed away unexpectedly on October 27, 2011. Mr. Carr made a substantial donation to the Toronto Centre that led to the founding of the Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO) near Thornbury, Ontario and will be greatly missed by his many friends in the Society.
Written by Dave Lane, Halifax on Sun, 2011/10/16
The RASC sponsors several annual national awards that recognize achievement or service by our members. These awards include:
Written by Denis Grey, Toronto on Tue, 2011/10/11
The Montréal Planetarium, located on rue Saint-Jacques, will be closing on October 11 to allow the current team to plan and produce the programming for the new Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, which is slated to open in spring 2013. So families and astronomy buffs still have a few days left to visit this Space for Life, which presents the starry sky this month and multimedia shows for all ages. For the past 45 years, the Montréal Planetarium has been explaining and making the fascinating universe of astronomy and space exploration accessible to everyone.
Written by Denis Grey, Toronto on Thu, 2011/10/06
Mississauga Centre member Brian Gibson has published a new iPhone app that allows iPhone users to access the Clear Sky Charts on their iPhone.
Written by Denis Grey, Toronto on Mon, 2011/09/12
Written by Chris Gainor, Victoria on Fri, 2011/07/29
On a 230-metre mountain just north of Victoria, the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO)’s 1.8 metre reflecting telescope has probed the night skies for 92 years. It’s apt now that Parks Canada should designate the observatory as a national historic site to recognize its importance to Canadian astronomy’s development.
Written by Eric Briggs, Toronto on Tue, 2011/05/31
This past weekend the Toronto Centre celebrated the 75th anniversary of the David Dunlap Observatory with a special birthday event at Canada's largest optical observatory. A special anniversary podcast was recorded and posted at 356daysofastronomy.org.