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Stan Runge awarded the Winnipeg Centre Service Award

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Wed, 2007/10/31

Winnipeg Centre member Stan Runge received the Winnipeg Centre Service Award earlier this month. The award recognizes Stan for his many years of service to the Centre and to the Society.

International Dark Sky Symposium at Mont Megantic Report

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Sun, 2007/09/23

The International Dark Sky Association Symposium at the ASTROLab at Mont-Mégantic Provincial Park was held from September 19-21 at Mont Mégantic Observatory. In addition to speakers from the RASC, speakers from the International Darksky Association (IDA), Parks Canada, lighting companies, engineers and light pollution researchers from North American and Europe presented a wide range of talks on the subject.

Kouchibouguac National Park declared NB's first Dark Sky Preserve

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Wed, 2009/06/10

Kouchibouguac National Park has been declared New Brunswick's first Dark Sky Preserve.

 

RASC's Toronto Centre to Operate Dunlap Observatory

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Thu, 2009/04/23

TORONTO, April 22 - The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre and Metrus Development Inc. feel that Earth Day is an appropriate moment to celebrate the imminent return of one of Canada's most beloved astronomy landmarks to active service.

RASC "Embedded Journalist" Shares Astro Experiences

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Fri, 2009/03/13

Toronto Centre member Ivan Semeniuk is now sharing his experiences as an "embedded journalist" in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. Check out his weekly podcast "The Universe in Mind" to hear from leading international researchers in astronomy and related fields during this IYA year.

Help with Spring Meteorite Recovery with the University of Calgary

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Alan Hildebrand, Calgary
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Mon, 2009/03/23

The University of Calgary invites interested RASC members to participate in the upcoming meteorite recovery effort near Lone Rock, Saskatchewan. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to contribute to mapping the strewn field of what we expect will be Canada’s largest recorded meteorite fall. While any recovered meteorites will remain the property of the landowner or the University of Calgary, search volunteers may suggest institutions for potential donations.

Jay Anderson awarded the Winnipeg Centre Achievement Award

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Scott Young, Winnipeg
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Wed, 2007/10/31

Winnipeg Centre member Jay Anderson received the Winnipeg Centre Achievement Award earlier this month. The award recognizes Jay for his many achievements as an eclipse meteorologist, astrophotographer, and most recently as Editor of the Journal of the RASC.

Niagara Centre Banquet features Paul Delaney

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Andrew Beaton, Niagara
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Thu, 2007/03/08

The Niagara Centre is hosting their annual banquet on Saturday, April 14th, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. onwards. All RASC members are encouraged to take in this exciting event that will feature Paul Delaney of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at York University.

RASC Members Featured in Photography Exhibition

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Tue, 2007/05/01

RASC members from Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Kitchener-Waterloo and Niagara are being featured in the tenth annual CONTACT photography festival which opens today in Toronto. A total of 20 outstanding astroimages, selected by SkyNews Editor Terence Dickinson, will be on display in the Great Hall of the Ontario Science Centre until May 31st. A special presentation focusing on astrophotography is planned as part of the official opening on May 9th.

Canada's Largest Observatory to be Redeveloped

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Mon, 2007/09/10

Canada's largest optical telescope, the 74" reflector at the David Dunlap Observatory is to be closed and its lands redeveloped as part of a plan announced on September 10th by the University of Toronto.

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