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The Sky This Month - March 2014

Hydra The Water Serpent

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The Sky This Month - March 2014

Hydra The Water Serpent

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Kingston Centre Special Event - Thu 2013-02-13 at 7:00 p.m.

Pictures of Other Worlds: Directly Imaging Extrasolar Planets

Dr. Bruce Macintosh (Stanford University and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California) will speak on directly imaging extrasolar planets.

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Ottawa Centre LIVE broadcast

Once again the Ottawa Centre will be broadcasting its monthly meeting from the Canada Science and Technology Museum on Friday Feb 7, 2014 beginning at 8 p.m. EST. Click on www.ustream.tv/channel/rascottawalive and log in to chat online during the two hour meeting. Here is the agenda: http://ottawa-rasc.ca/wiki/index.php?title=About-Monthly_Meetings Hope you enjoy the show.

Clear skies,

Gary Boyle

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Leo Enright's observational records go online

Leo Enright (1943-2009) was a prominent member of the RASC, whose many contributions furthered the RASC’s educational and public outreach goals.

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The Sky This Month - February 2014

The Winter Milky Way Part 2

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Halifax to Get New Science Centre and Planetarium

A new home for Halifax’s Discovery Centre complete with an Immersive Dome Theatre, the first of its kind that can be used to immerse the viewers into environments from under the ocean to among the stars is to be built on the Halifax waterfront.

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Canada's Oldest Scientific Society Begins 165TH Year of Free Public Science Talks

The Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science (RCI) has kicked off 2014 with a bang.

 

The RCI is hosting two upcoming lectures in partnership with the RASC Toronto and the RASC Mississauga Centres.

 

Here are the details:

 

 

Date/Time: February 9, 3 pm

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2014 RASC Award Winners

At the 2014 January 12 Society Board of Directors meeting, MOTION BOD14105 was Carried, which accepted the 2014 Awards Committee report. In the report, the Awards Committee recommended that the Board approve the following awards for presentation in 2014:

Service Award

1.    Jay Anderson, Winnipeg

2.    Susan Gagnon, Kingston

3.    Dave Gamble, Okanagan

4.    Dr. James Hesser, Victoria

5.    Greg Lisk, Belleville

6.    Chris Stevenson, St. John’s

7.    Mary Lou Whitehorne, Halifax

 

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The Sky This Month - January 2014

The Winter Milky Way - Part 1

When someone utters the words Milky Way, we immediately associate the grand veil seen overhead during warm, mosquito ridden summer nights. At that time of year it is quite easy to trace out the collective glow of millions of suns stretching from the famous W of Cassiopeia the Queen in the north to Sagittarius the Archer in the south. To experience this marvellous sight under dark country skies is beyond words. Resting above the southern horizon is the nucleus or heart of our home galaxy.

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