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Revised Vision, Mission, and Values Statements

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Fri, 2015/02/13

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

New Personal Logins - Your Login ID May Have Changed!

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Tue, 2011/11/01

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.

Summer / Co-op Job Placement Available

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Sat, 2015/02/28

The RASC Board of Directors has approved in principle (subject to budget approval) the engagement of a Co-op student for the summer of 2015. The Society is seeking a Website Architect and Developer who will spearhead an initaitive to update and improve all of the Society's web properties (www.rasc.ca, events.rasc.ca and secure.rasc.ca). A key responsibility will be to ensure that the Society's existing website is successfully migrated to the Drupal 7 platform.

2015 Award winners announced!

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Tue, 2015/01/20

The RASC Board of Directors has accepted the 2015 report of the Awards Committee for nominations in the following categories:

Fellows: (recognizing exemplary long service and outstanding contributions to the Society)

  • Robert Dick (Ottawa)
  • David J. Lane (Halifax)
  • Dr. John Percy (Toronto)
  • Mary Lou Whitehorne (Halifax)

Service Awards: (recognizing 10 or more years of service to the Society)

Annual Report (Centre Information Request)

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Tue, 2015/01/13

Please submit your Centre's Activity/Financial reports here.

The deadline is February 15, 2015.

Thanks!

See Halifax at the 2015 General Assembly

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Wed, 2015/01/07

Visit the General Assembly page for information on this exciting annual event.
http://www.rasc.ca/2015-rasc-general-assembly

Cloudy Nights author is full of praise for the Observer's Handbook!

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Fri, 2015/01/02

Reviewer Tom Trusock, of the Cloudy Nights Web site, says about the 2015 Observer's Handbook "This book is the swiss army knife of reference books for amateur astronomy, and nearly as essential as a red flashlight and eyepieces. Just get one now and thank me later."

Acclaim for the Observer's Handbook continues to pour in, with popular reviews from Trusock, Gary Seronik, and David Eicher.

Observer's Handbook 2015 reviewed by Astronomy Magazine's Editor David Eicher!

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Wed, 2014/12/03

The RASC Observer's Handbook 2015 made David Eicher's blog for Astronomy Magazine. See the full article here:

Observer's Handbook 2015 Review

2014 Observer's Handbook recognized!

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Thu, 2014/10/02

Handbook cover The RASC 2014 Observer's Handbook was recognized by Orion's Top Ten Astronomy Books for Beginners List!

From the article:

Society Appoints New Executive Director

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Tue, 2014/09/02

The RASC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Executive Director Randy Attwood of Toronto, effective 2014 September 2.
                   

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