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RASC's Dave Chapman to be interviewed on CBC Radio

Attention all Nova Scotia members!

Tune in to CBC Radio 1 at 5:50 p.m. today to hear Stephanie Domet chat with RASC member and Observer's Handbook Editor Dave Chapman.

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The Sky This Month - March 2013

Getting Ready For Comet PanSTARRS

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Asteroids and Impacts Webinar a Smashing Success!

 

On February 15th, a small asteroid plunged into Earth’s atmosphere over Russia, causing damage and injuries. Nobody saw it coming. The same day, astronomers expected asteroid 2012DA14 to make a very close, but harmless, approach to Earth. Both events captured media attention worldwide. It was an educational opportunity not to be missed!

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RASC quoted in the Star on Google Copernicus doodle

Today is the anniversary of Nicholas Copernicus' birth (1473 February 19), and Google marked the event by creating a animated doodle of the heliocentric (Sun-centred) Copernican system.

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The RASC's Colin Haig to speak on asteroid 2012 DA14 on CTV News

 

The asteroid 2012 DA14 will make a record-setting approach to earth mid-afternoon on February 15th, 2013. Recently discovered by Spanish astronomers at the Astronomical Observatory of Mallorca, this 45 metre asteroid is the size of half a football field, and its 130,000+ tonnes will be speeding past Earth at 28,100 km/h. 

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APOD, the RASC Archives, and the Great Meteor Procession

Today marks the centenary the Great Meteor Procession (GMP), the most spectacular meteor procession on record. The meteors crossed a quarter of the Earth's circumference, and many of the observers whose impressions contributed to the fundamental scientific report on the event were Canadian. The iconic image of the GMP was painted by RASC member and professional artist Gustav Hahn (1866-1962). To mark the centenary of the event NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) features the century-old reproduction of Hahn's painting from the RASC Archives.

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RASC on Facebook

 

RASC's National Office has recently set up an official Facebook page!

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