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Leif Robinson 1939-2011

Another of our Honorary Members has passed today. Leif Robinson, for many years Editor of Sky & Telescope magazine, died this morning. See the tribute from his colleagues at Sky & Telescope.

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Two New Benefits of RASC Membership

Two New Benefits of RASC Membership

RASC members can now take advantage of special corporate rates with Delta Hotels and Resorts across Canada. Save 10% off Best Available Rate by visiting the Members Area of the RASC website.

As a RASC member you can save up to 25% on the lowest discountable rates, enjoy additional money saving offers and FREE enrolment in Budget Fastbreak. Earn AIR MILES reward miles at participating Budget locations in Canada and the U.S. Just use the special BCD code located in the RASC Members Area.

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Helen Sawyer Hogg Public Lecture - 2011

Canadian Astronomical Society

Helen Sawyer Hogg Public Lecture - 2011
The Search for a Sister Earth
Dimitar Sasselov, Harvard University

Tuesday, May 31 7:30 - 9 PM
Central Library, Wolf Performance Hall
251 Dundas Street, London ON

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RASC Youth member, Kathryn Gray goes to Starmus!

Kathyrn Aurora Gray's Supernova Discovery

Kathryn Aurora Gray has been invited to take part in the opening of Starmus (www.starmus.com) from June 20-25, 2011 in the Canary Islands. Kathryn, a member of the New Brunswick Centre, and her parents wish to thank the RASC for its support.

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Observer's Calendar 2012 Now Available!

OBSERVER’S CALENDAR 2012 

Now Available!

$16.95 plus S&H and applicable taxes

Member Price only $14.95 plus S&H and applicable taxes

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RASC designates Canada's Fundy National Park as a Dark-sky Preserve

TORONTO, CANADA (November 2, 2011) – The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) officially designated Fundy National Park of Canada in New Brunswick as a new RASC Dark-sky Preserve through its National Certification Program on October 29, 2011. Fundy is the 14th Dark-sky Preserve in Canada to be designated by the Society.

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Kathryn Aurora Gray receives Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year 2011 Award in New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Nicole Kluger, 212-286-7847
GLAMOUR CELEBRATES 21 AMAZING YOUNG WOMEN AT
2011 WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS IN HONOR OF 21ST ANNIVERSARY

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Regina Centre President interview by Toronto Sun

Alden Foraie, Regina Centre President, appears in the Wednesday, 2007 July 25, edition of the Toronto Sun, talking about the Saskatchewan Summer Star Party at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. See the story here: http://www.torontosun.com/Travel/Canada/2007/07/25/4366133-sun.html.

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A New Book on Variable Stars by a Former RASC President

The astronomical community welcomes a new book on variable stars by the RASC's most esteemed expert on the subject, Dr. John Percy. Understanding Variable Stars (ISBN 9780521232531) was published this spring by Cambridge University Press. In Dr. Percy's own words:

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