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RASC member wins Griffith Observer Award

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.

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

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.

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Victoria Centre Hosts Astronomy Day on 2013 Apr 27

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!

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Astronomy Day 2013

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!

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

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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Astronomy Day 2013 – Get out under the stars across Canada!

Astronomy Day is an international science education and outreach event head annually in April of each year. Many RASC Centres will be celebrating the day with special activities and events that you are welcome to come out to!

Highlights this year are an impressive waxing Moon, the planet Jupiter and the amazing planet Saturn.

Here are just some of the Astronomy Day events on offer from East to West across the country:

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RASD Inducts New Member on CBC Radio

 

Two members of the RASD (the Royal Astronomical Society of Daves) were recently interviewed on CBC radio in Nova Scotia.

http://www.cbc.ca/video/player.html?clipid=2369043234&position=268893&si...

The RASD inducted Dave XXX into the Society during the interview - a 1st for the RASD!

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Charlottetown Centre Observes an Elusive Comet, Major Anniversary

Photo special to The Guardian by Clair Perry and Brian Gorveatt

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VP Colin Haig discusses the Planck "time machine" on CTV news

Thanks to new information from the European Space Agency's Planck space telescope, the universe has been revealed to be about 80 million years older than previously thought, is expanding slightly slower, has less dark energy, and contains more dark matter and ordinary matter.

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Former RASC President Dr. Roy Bishop inducted into the Nova Scotia Science Hall of Fame

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