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Special Ottawa Centre Night

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Wed, 2014/03/05

The Ottawa Centre is extremely happy to announce a very special night. Join us online on Friday March 7 at 8 p.m. EST as our special guest speakers will be:

Dr. Sarah Symons, McMaster University with her talk entitled “Astronomical Maps and Tables from Ancient Egyptian Tombs and Temples”  and

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

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Mon, 2014/02/10

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.

Ottawa Centre LIVE broadcast

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Fri, 2014/02/07

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

Halifax to Get New Science Centre and Planetarium

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Tue, 2014/01/21

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.

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

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Wed, 2014/01/15

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

Will ISON be the Comet of the Century?

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Thu, 2013/11/14

Have you been hearing about Comet ISON on the news lately? How can you track what may be the comet of the century? Here is a guide from The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada including resource links to help you learn more and keep you up-to-date about Comet ISON.

 

Discovery:

Amateur astronomers Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok spotted the comet in photographs taken by an ISON telescope in September 2012. The comet appeared unusually bright relative to its distance indicating that its nucleus may be between 1km and 10km across.

Ottawa Centre Goes LIVE

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Thu, 2013/10/31

On Friday November 1 at 8 p.m. Eastern, the Ottawa Centre plans to broadcast its monthly Centre meeting from the Canada Science and Technology Museum live via the internet. Our two hour meeting consists of a few speakers and a photo gallery of images. This is the Centre’s first try at a live broadcast and we hope it’s a smooth ride. I would be interested on hearing your feedback. Come join the Ottawa Centre in this new avenue of public outreach..

Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve 1st Anniversary

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Sat, 2007/09/29

The first anniversary celebration of the signing of the Beaver Hills Dark-Sky Preserve declaration was held in Central Alberta at Elk Island National Park, on September 2, 2007. Whereas the RASC Edmonton Centre did the majority of organizing for last year’s inaugural event: ‘Many Cultures, One Sky’; Parks Canada staff did most of the organizing for 2007. The event was well attended with several hundred guests, a lower key event compared to last year’s gate count of over 2,500!

"Canada in Space" Published by Victoria Centre Member

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Tue, 2007/04/03

Congratulations are in order for Chris Gainor, member of the Victoria Centre and former National Council representative who has recently published a new book entitled: Canada In Space: The People & Stories behind Canada's Role in the Exploration of Space.

Canada In Space follows the inventions and people that helped catapult Canada beyond Earth's skies. From the Avro Arrow and early Canadian inventions like the Alouette I to modern day shuttle missions with Canadian astronauts including Julie Payette, Chris Hadfield and Marc Garneau.

University of Saskatchewan Observatory

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Wed, 2013/09/04

Paul Lehmkuhl, a student at the University of Saskatchewan, has made this great video describing the history of the University of Saskatchewan Observatory. The video also gets into problems at the observatory these days, such as light pollution. The interviews feature some prominent members of the Society as well as university personnel involved with the facility.

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