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The Perseid meteor shower is set to light up the sky tonight!

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Mon, 2013/08/12

Each year between late July and early August, the Earth passes through comet Swift-Tuttle’s debris. The debris (mostly bits of dust) burn up in the atmosphere and the result can be a spectacular meteor shower. One of the best opportunities for viewing will be across the northern hemisphere between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. tonight (August 12). Look toward the northeast (Perseus), but expect to see the meteors in any part of the sky.

 

David Levy Tour Report

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Sat, 2013/06/08

Check out this story by Journal Associate Editor Nicole Martinello for Global News on David Levy's recent speaking tour of Southern Ontario Centres:

http://globalnews.ca/news/622801/david-levy-king-of-the-comets/

 

 

Last Reminder to Register for the 2013 General Assembly in Thunder Bay

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Mon, 2013/06/03
 

LAST REMINDER

Message from 2013 GA Chairman Dave Gallant
 
Hello everyone!
 
This is a last reminder that the on-line registration system for the 2013 GA will be taken down at the end of the day on Saturday June 8.
 
If you are planning on attending and have been waiting to register, now is the time.
 
For those of you that have registered, but want to add something, now is the time.
 
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RASC Member Honoured by Geological Association of Canada

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Wed, 2013/05/15

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.

Helen Sawyer Hogg Lecture 2013 - Tuesday, 2013 May 28 - 7:30 p.m. - University of British Columbia

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Wed, 2013/05/15

Cosmology - its tortuous history, glorious present and bright future

The lecture will describe the remarkable history of our understanding of the origin and evolution of our Universe from the time of Newton to the present day. The story culminates with the announcement of the first results of the ESA Planck mission, which has provided the clearest image of the early Universe yet produced and a wealth of new results of cosmological importance. The results will be placed in the context of the historical development of the subject.

RASC member wins Griffith Observer Award

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Fri, 2013/05/03

A RASC member has won high standing in the 2013 Griffith Observer Writing Contest, sponsored by the Griffith Observatory of Los Angeles. The Society's Archivist, Randall Rosenfeld, has repeated his feat of 2008 by placing second among the five categories of winner.

Astronomy Day in Windsor - Sunday, April 28th - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Wed, 2013/04/24

The RASC: Windsor Centre will be participating in Astronomy Day on Sunday, April 28, from 10AM to 3PM.

The location is in Malden Park, at 4200 Malden Road in Windsor, ON.

Victoria Centre Hosts Astronomy Day on 2013 Apr 27

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Fri, 2013/04/19

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!

Astronomy Day 2013

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Mon, 2013/04/15

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!

RASC Vancouver Hosts Astronomy Day at Simon Fraser University - 2013 Apr 27

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Thu, 2013/04/18

The RASC Vancouver Centre is hosting a spectacular Astronomy Day event on Saturday, April 27th.

Location

  • Hosted at the Burnaby Campus of Simon Fraser University
  • Academic Quadrangle, South Concourse (see map)
  • Free admission (university parking fees in effect)

Afternoon Activities

From 11 am to 4 pm to include:

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