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Green Laser Pointers - Smart Use

It's high summer, the season of star parties, and the chance to show the public the Summer Triangle brightly set in the Milky Way, the radiants of outstanding meteor displays, and brilliant planetary conjunctions with your GLPs. With a little care we can all insure that the public remembers the celestial sights, and not GLP operator ineptitude leading to memorable but unplanned law enforcement interventions at star parties.

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Hamilton Centre Member Receives McNeil Medal from RSC

Dr. Doug Welch, a member of the Hamilton Centre and astronomy professor at McMaster University, has been awarded the McNeil Medal by the Royal Society of Canada.

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Dominion Astrophysical Observatory Named Historic Site

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.

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75th Anniversary of the David Dunlap Observatory

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. You can also find out more about the David Dunlap Observatory, its history, and the schedule of events for 2010 at www.theddo.ca.

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Flash Motions from National Council Meetings NC102 and NC103

The flash motions from National Council meetings NC102 and 103, plus the motions from the Annual Meeting, are now on-line at http://www.rasc.ca/private/minutes/index.shtml

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New iPhone App for Clear Sky Charts

Mississauga Centre member Brian Gibson has published a new iPhone app that allows iPhone users to access the Clear Sky Charts on their iPhone.The new app can be downloaded from the iTunes site at the following URL: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/mycsc/id446653184?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Early adopters were quoted as saying "whoo hoo WTG Brian!".

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RASC Constitution Committee Recruiting for 2011/2012

The national constitution committee is seeking dedicated, detail-oriented RASCals to help draft new Articles of Incorporation for the RASC, in time for the 2012 Edmonton GA and annual meeting. Join the Constitution Committee and shape RASC's Future! The new Canada Not for Profit Corporations Act (CNCA) will soon be declared law (expected in fall of 2011). This means we have no choice but to overhaul and restructure our governance documents.

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New Qilak Award for Astronomy Outreach and Communication

The Awards Committee formally announces and calls for the first nominations for the new Qilak Award for Astronomy Outreach and Communication. This award was developed jointly and is sponsored by the RASC, the Canadian Astronomical Society and la Fédération des Astronomes Amateurs du Québec and results directly from the partnership formed for International Year of Astronomy. Each organization may select only one award recipient each year.

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IDA Award given to Jennifer West

Today, the International Dark-Sky Association announced their 2011 award winners. The RASC is pleased to note that Jennifer West of Winnipeg Centre was one of the awardees in the category "Student Award" under the Dark-Sky Defender banner. More information is available on the IDA website at www.darksky.org   

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Call for Nominations for RASC National Awards

The RASC sponsors several annual national awards that recognize achievement or service by our members. These awards include:

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