Announcements

Revised Vision, Mission, and Values Statements

At the 2015 February 9 Board of Director's meeting, revised Vision, Mission, and Values statements were approved. They now read:

The RASC Vision To be Canada's premiere organization of amateur and professional astronomers, promoting Astronomy to all.

The RASC Mission To enhance understanding of and inspire curiosity about the Universe, through public outreach, education, and support for astronomical research.

The RASC Values

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New Personal Logins - Your Login ID May Have Changed!

As part of the launch of the new RASC website, some member login names are being changed from a five-digit member ID to a personal name made up of the member's initials and last name. This will affect all members who have not changed their default login ID to a personal ID. To find out how to change your login you can check out a new video or visit https://secure.rasc.ca.

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Dr. Chris Gainor to edit Quest

Dr. Chris Gainor, the First Vice President of the RASC, will become editor of the prestigious quarterly Quest: the History of Spaceflight starting with issue 23, 2. Quest is the premier refeered periodical publication for the history of  all aspects of spaceflight.

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RASC General Assembly / AstroCats

This May the RASC will hold it's General Assembly in London alongside AstroCATS!

Please click here for more information!

 

 

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The RASC welcomes Governor General David Johnston as its Patron

To Members of the RASC.

We applied for viceregal patronage some time ago, and this week we are pleased to announce that:

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, has accepted to become Patron of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Patronage has the following requirements. The organization must:

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Thunder Bay Centre Names an Exoplanet

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THUNDER BAY CENTRE – ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA

Thunder Bay Amateur Astronomers Name a Planet

Members of the Thunder Bay Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC)  have officially named a planetary system.  They join over a dozen other astronomy groups from around the world who entered the International  Astronomical Union’s (IAU) NameExoWorld contest, and had their entry obtain the most votes on-line.

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Canada AM interviews Exec Director Randy Attwood about upcoming lunar eclipse

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RASC member Jim Chung's book published by Springer!

 

Astro-Imaging Projects for Amateur Astronomers, Jim Chung's intelligent and attractively written guide to making and adapting imaging and observing gear, has recently appeared in Springer's Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series.

Those familiar with Jim's articles in the RASC's Journal will know of his genius for devising understandable and doable solutions which perform as well as their commercial counterparts, and at a fraction of the cost.

We congratulate Jim on the appearance of his book!

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New RASC Website Now On-line

On behalf of the Webteam and the IT Committee I'm pleased to inform you that our new website is now up and running. We've successfully migrated a great deal of content from our old CMS version to the latest and greatest. While there is still some work to be done we are ready to "go public" with our new site. Here are the highlights:

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Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area to Become Canada's First Nocturnal Preserve!

The RASC is pleased to designate Canada's first Nocturnal Preserve, located in Alberta. Please see the Media Release for more information!

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