Simon Hanmer, a long-time member of the RASC (Ottawa Centre), is this year's recipient of the J. Willis Ambrose Medal of the Geological Association of Canada, awarded for "sustained dedicated service to the Canadian earth science community". Dr. Hanmer spent most of his professional career in the Geological Survey of Canada.
The 2013 recipient of the American Astronomical Society's (AAS) Education Prize is incoming RASC Honorary President Prof. John R. Percy. The AAS Education Prize acknowledges outstanding contributions to the education of the public, students and the next generation of professional astronomers. Previous winners include Owen Gingerich, Frank D. Drake, and Fred Hoyle and Carl Sagan (both won the predecessor Annenberg Prize). Prof.
International Astronomy Day: A Celebration of Astronomy
Saturday April 27 10am - 4pm and 7pm - 11pm
Have you ever wondered about planets around other stars? The physics of Angry Birds? How to make a telescope? Taking pictures of the night sky? We have the answers! Please join the Victoria Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada on Saturday April 27 at UVic's Bob Wright Building from 10am to 4pm, and 7pm to 11pm. Experience these topics and more!
Toronto, Canada (April 15, 2013) – Members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) and its 29 local RASC Centres will celebrate International Astronomy Day this Saturday, April 20, 2013. Be on the lookout for telescopes and astronomers to pop up unexpectedly on street corners, in shopping malls and other public places, ready and eager to bring the universe down to Earth for everyone!