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RASC on Facebook

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Wed, 2013/02/06

 

RASC's National Office has recently set up an official Facebook page!

RASC Vice President Colin Haig Speaks to CTV About Asteroid Apophis

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Wed, 2013/01/09

While there's little chance of a collison, astronomers around the world will be watching the skies tonight as asteroid Apophis (which caused a mild panic in 2004 after predictions of its possible impact) passes within 15 million kilometres of the Earth.

Sad news from Calgary Centre

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Tue, 2013/01/08

Dick KnowlesThe Calgary Centre Council regrets to announce that the Calgary Centre has lost one of its long time members. Dick Lowndes passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 29 in Calgary. Dick and his wife Marg were regulars at almost all of Calgary Centre’s events. In addition to his regular volunteering at public outreach events, Dick was an active member of the Calgary Centre’s Council for years, including a role on the Executive as our Treasurer.

Award Nominations

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Sun, 2012/11/25

Do you know someone who has done outstanding work in the RASC? Do they qualify for one of the RASC’s national awards? A list of national awards is given below. Please look within your Centre, and among our unattached members, for those bright and shining stars that deserve recognition. Go to www.rasc.ca/rasc-awards to check the requirements for these national awards, think about the contributions of those hard working RASC members that you know, and nominate them for an award. Now is the time!

All's Well That Ends Well

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Tue, 2012/09/04

Asteroid 260235 Attwood

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Mon, 2012/07/09

The International Astronomical Union has confirmed the naming of Asteroid (260235) Attwood in honour of RASC Life Member Randy Attwood. Among his many accomplishments Randy is a Past President of both the Toronto and Mississauga Centres, a Past President of the Society, and winner of the Society's Service Award. He is currently editor of Space Quarterly magazine and Past President of the Mississauga Centre.

A passionate fan of space exploration he has given many presentations on the Canadian and American space programs particularly Apollo and the Space Shuttle.

AstroCASM Disaster - Banquet OK, Swap Meet postponed

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Wed, 2012/06/06

The Hamilton Centre Banquet is still on, but at a new location - Burlington Holiday Inn on the South Service Road.

Unfortunately the Oakville Holiday Inn where we are hosting our Swap Meet and Banquet suffered a catastrophic electrical transformer failure. It actually exploded and took out several load bearing walls.

We've had to postpone the swap meet as we can't find a new venue in time.  The new banquet location is:

Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre
3063 South Service Road, Burlington, ON L7N 3E9
 

Transit of Venus Symposium

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Fri, 2012/05/11

Watch RASC members Jay Pasachoff, Ralph Chou, and R.A. Rosenfeld talk about the upcoming transit of Venus on http://www.youtube.com/user/UTSIC/videos. These presentations were videoed at the recent symposium on the transit presented by the Dunlap Institute, UTSIC, the RASC, and other sponsors.

AstroCASM - Canadian Astro Swap Meet and Banquet

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Wed, 2012/04/11

Buy, sell or trade all things astronomy? An honored speaker and a great meal! Meet astronomers from all over. Get your tickets now for the Canadian Astronomy Swap Meet and Banquet at http://www.astrocasm.com before they are all gone.  June 9th, 2012 in Oakville, ON.  Hamilton Centre is bringing in Terrence Dickinson, and hosting this event, open to everyone.  Rent a table space and bring your astro-goodies that you want to sell, or come and browse commercial and individual sellers. Door prizes and friendship await you.

International Exposure for the January 2011: Supernova 2010lt discovered in galaxy UGC 3378 (Macedonian Translation available)

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Thu, 2012/04/05
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