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The Great American Total Solar Eclipse Tour! Book Now!

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Wed, 2015/04/22

The 2017 solar eclipse path crosses some of North America's most rugged and beautiful landscapes. The RASC is parternering with our sponsor MWT Associates Inc to bring you this incredible tour of the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone Park...

Join fellow RASC members from across the country and experience this remarkable astronomical event.

Mark Aug 14 - 23 2017 on your calendar and book your spot now!

Canada Commits to TMT Funding

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Tue, 2015/04/07

Canada has now become a full partner in the Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT). The TMT is one of the class of extremely large telescopes coming online in the near future, along with the European Extremely Large Telescope, and the Giant Magellan Telescope. These engines of discovery are designed to be highly productive scientific instruments to move our investigation of the universe to the next level.

Our Light Pollution message makes headway

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Sat, 2015/04/04

The RASC Dark Sky Preserve program and the efforts of Robert Dick and the Light Pollution Abatement Committee, of which he is the Chair, get a mention in this recent Canadian Press article.

OH for rookies

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Thu, 2015/03/19

Ottawa Centre member Paul Sadler has posted this excellent Newbie's Guide to the 2015 Oberver's Handbook on his blog. 

Registration for the 2015 Halifax General Assembly is now open!

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Patrick Kelly
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Tue, 2015/03/17
There is lots of information on the registration site, but here is a quick overview.
 
Schedule:
Wednesday, July 1: Travel Day
 
Thursday, July 2: National Advisory Council/Board meeting; Downtown exploration via shuttle service for self-directed tours for those not at the meeting; National Advisory Council/Board Reception (evening)
 
Friday, July 3: Main Tour (Wine and Tides); Pub Night
 
Saturday, July 4: Paper Sessions; Northcott Lecture

Paul Delaney wins 2015 Qilak award from CASCA

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Fri, 2015/03/13

Paul Delaney, long-time RASC member (Toronto Centre), has won the 2015 Qilak Award bestowed by CASCA, the Canadian society of professional astronomers. Paul has been a tireless and effective promoter of astronomy in Canada over three decades. He is presently Director of the York University Observatory (1986-), and Director of the Division of Natural Science at York (2002-).

RASC 2016 Observer's Calendar call for images

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Wed, 2015/02/04

Astronomical images and sketches of all types are invited for consideration for publication in the 2016 RASC Observer's Calendar including: deep sky, wide field, solar system, astronomical sketches and dramatic astronomically themed landscapes.

Governor signs Marcellino Bill to curtail light pollution from state buildings

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Fri, 2014/12/19

See the article here.

Leonids over Silver City

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Tue, 2014/11/18

Calgary Centre member Alan Dyer and his photo of Leonid meteors was featured on the NBC News site here:

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/leonid-meteors-get-caught-camera-it-wasnt-easy-n251336

November Ottawa Centre Streaming Live

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Fri, 2014/11/07

Please join us online tonight from 8 to 10 p.m. eastern time as we stream our monthly meeting over the Internet. Tonight's agenda includes:

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