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Hamilton Centre Annual Banquet

Hamilton Centre's banquet is fast approaching! You can still purchase tickets or reserve seats to be paid at the door by contacting Centre President John Williamson (john DOT williamson AT sympatico DOT ca).

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10th Annual Star Night at Pinery Provincial Park

Saturday, July 29, was the tenth annual star night at the Pinery Provincial Park, located on the Lake Huron shore about 70km northwest of London. With 1000 campsites, Pinery is one of the largest of Ontario's overnight parks. 18 RASC London Centre members participated and there were 13 telescopes set up. A crowd of about 700 sat on the benches in the park Amphitheatre to hear RASC London Centre president Dave McCarter give an illustrated talk called "Tour the Summer Milky Way."

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Supernova Hunters featured on CBC Radio

On June 18th David Lane (Halifax) and Paul Gray (Moncton) will be the topic of a special feature on CBC Radio's Maritime Magazine. Taped during the past month the separate interviews have been assembled into a segment about their 10 years of supernova hunting failures and successes.

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Spruce Woods Star Party - September 1-4, 2006

Come Party under the stars with the members of RASC Winnipeg Centre, at the 2nd Annual Spruce Woods Summer Star Party, Labour Day long weekend, September 1 - 4. Early Registration ends on August 15th, so save a few dollars and sign up now.

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Nine Centres in 12 days

One of the best things about the RASC is that we are a national community, but our strength is based on our local presence in our 27 Centres. To participate in this national scene is one of the main reasons I enjoy being National President so much. I've now attended 51 Centre meetings since my term began, and the last two weeks were a hectic highlight for me. I visited these Centres...

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London Centre Annual Banquet

RASC London Centre held its 33rd annual banquet on Friday, May 12. About 35 members and guests enjoyed a wonderful buffet meal at Michael's Garden, part of the restaurant complex in the Great Hall at the University of Western Ontario. There was even a cake decorated with the Society's crest.

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Astronomy Blog Contest - Winners!

Congratulations go out to our Astronomy Blog Contest winners as chosen by our President, Mary-Lou Whitehorne:

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RASC General Assembly Registration Now Open!

The 2012 General Assembly Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the registration for the 2012 General Assembly is now open!

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Stan Runge awarded the Winnipeg Centre Service Award

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.

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International Dark Sky Symposium at Mont Megantic Report

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.

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