Written by Randall Rosenfeld, National Office on Thu, 2010/10/14
It is with sadness that we report the demise of RASC Honorary Member and distinguished planetary scientist, Audouin Dollfus. He was 85.
Written by James Edgar, Regina on Mon, 2010/10/11
President Mary Lou Whitehorne gives clear and compelling reasons for supporting science, outreach, and education in the talk she gave at the Freericton GA in early July.
Written by National Office on Thu, 2010/10/07
On Friday, Oct 15, from 3-4:00pm Eastern Time, astronomer Dr. Thomas Statler will give a remote, live tour of a modern astronomical telescope at the MDM Observatory in Arizona. This tour will give viewers an insight into practical astronomy, including how astronomers operate the telescope and how Dr. Statler's team is using it to study near-Earth asteroids.
Written by MAP, National Office on Mon, 2010/09/27
It is that time again - 2011 Observer's Calendars are now in stock and ready to ship! For more info and ordering info is here.
The 2011 Handbook should be shipping mid to late October, pre-orders are now accepting.
Written by Deborah Thompson , National Office on Mon, 2010/09/27
Funding available to support science and/or technology internships! Opportunity to invest in future of natural resources sector
(Ottawa, Ontario) – Now is your chance to gain exposure to bright young science and technology grads, while ensuring the future health of the natural resources sector – all while benefiting from internship funding support. It’s all part of the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) Science Interns Outreach Project* and runs until March 2011. The program provides an opportunity to recent graduates in science or engineering to gain meaningful work experience within their field of studies.
Written by National Office, Toronto on Sun, 2010/09/12
Written by James Edgar, Regina on Sat, 2010/09/11
The GLP Committee has created a one-page PDF called
You can get it on the Education/Other Resources/Green Laser Pointer Usage site
Click on the link on the right side panel to obtain the poster. Download and print some for distribution to your friends and observers at star parties or public outreach events.
Written by Randall Rosenfeld, Toronto on Fri, 2010/07/30
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.
Written by MAP, National Office on Fri, 2010/07/30
RASC members... Ever wondered how you can get more out of the Society? Have you considered supporting one of the many committees that help keep our Society operational, refreshing, and sustainable?
Written by 2010 Planning Committee/Chair, New Brunswick on Fri, 2010/07/30
The 2010 GA Organizing Committee from the New Brunswick Centre would like to thank everyone who was able to attend the GA and festivities. The tours had positive feedback and speakers provided a wealth of information.