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The Sky This Month - Febuary 2015

Auriga

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2015 Award winners announced!

The RASC Board of Directors has accepted the 2015 report of the Awards Committee for nominations in the following categories:

Fellows: (recognizing exemplary long service and outstanding contributions to the Society)

  • Robert Dick (Ottawa)
  • David J. Lane (Halifax)
  • Dr. John Percy (Toronto)
  • Mary Lou Whitehorne (Halifax)

Service Awards: (recognizing 10 or more years of service to the Society)

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Annual Report (Centre Information Request)

Please submit your Centre's Activity/Financial reports here.

The deadline is February 15, 2015.

Thanks!

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See Halifax at the 2015 General Assembly

Visit the General Assembly page for information on this exciting annual event.
http://www.rasc.ca/2015-rasc-general-assembly

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Cloudy Nights author is full of praise for the Observer's Handbook!

Reviewer Tom Trusock, of the Cloudy Nights Web site, says about the 2015 Observer's Handbook "This book is the swiss army knife of reference books for amateur astronomy, and nearly as essential as a red flashlight and eyepieces. Just get one now and thank me later."

Acclaim for the Observer's Handbook continues to pour in, with popular reviews from Trusock, Gary Seronik, and David Eicher.

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The Sky This Month - January 2015

Icon Orion

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Observer's Handbook 2015 reviewed by Astronomy Magazine's Editor David Eicher!

The RASC Observer's Handbook 2015 made David Eicher's blog for Astronomy Magazine. See the full article here:

Observer's Handbook 2015 Review

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The Sky This Month - December 2014

The River Eridanus

Eridanus the River is a long but narrow constellation found at this time of year above the southern horizon or at least its top half as seen from Canada. Starting close to the celestial equator, the entire asterism stretches down almost sixty degrees. Unlike the brilliant suns of the constellation Orion to the left, Eridanus lacks any bring stars and only range in brightness from magnitude 3.2 to 5.0 except for magnitude 2.9 Cursa. They are however unique in their individual life stories.

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Leonids over Silver City

Calgary Centre member Alan Dyer and his photo of Leonid meteors was featured on the NBC News site here:

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/leonid-meteors-get-caught-camera-it-wasnt-easy-n251336

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