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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.

Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Old Man on His Back Ranch Designated a Nocturnal Preserve!

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Wed, 2015/07/29

The RASC’s Nocturnal Preserve designation, part of the Dark Sky Preserve Program, is the newest of three RASC designations that aim to promote the protection of quality night sky and minimize light pollution. The RASC also awards the Dark Sky Preserve and the Urban Star Park designations. NCC’s OMB Ranch is among the first in Canada to be designated a Nocturnal Preserve.

Please see the attached media release for more information!

 

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

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Thu, 2015/07/23

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

The RASC Purchases SkyNews

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Thu, 2015/07/02

The Board of Directors of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) are pleased to announce that the RASC has purchased SkyNews Incorporated.

SkyNews Inc. has published SkyNews magazine since 1999.  SkyNews Inc. also owns SkyNews.ca and  publishes a monthly e-newsletter.  SkyNews is the Canadian magazine for amateur astronomers and is the only popular, English-language science magazine for adults published in Canada.

Halifax GA 2015- National Office Closure

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Tue, 2015/06/30

The office will be closed from July 1-6 due to staff attending the GA in Halifax. For any urgent matters, please leave a voicemail and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Happy Canada Day! Have a safe and happy holiday!

RASC National Office Closed June 24th

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Tue, 2015/06/23

Please note that the RASC Society Office will be closed on Wednesday June 24th due to building maintenance.

We will re-open Thursday June 25th.

Thank you for your understanding.

Extended Annual Report 2014 is available online!

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Tue, 2015/06/16

Check out the RASC Extended Annual Report 2014 here!

David Dunlap Observatory donated to the RASC Toronto Centre

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Randy Attwood
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Wed, 2015/04/15

The RASC Toronto Centre has announced that Canada’s largest optical telescope is being donated to the dedicated amateur astronomers who’ve looked after it for the last six years.

It’s a great outcome for the David Dunlap Observatory – which is 80 years old this year.

Please see the announcement on www.theDDO.ca for more information.

 

Randy Attwood

Executive Director

Legendary lunar and planetary observer Walter Haas (1917-2015)

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R.A. Rosenfeld, RASC Archives
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Fri, 2015/04/10

Legendary lunar and planetary observer Walter Haas (1917-2015) died on 2015 April 6. Haas was renowned for the skill, integrity, and intelligence he brought to the serious observation of solar-system objects. He also possessed effective organizational and leadership skills, which bore fruit in the founding and sustaining of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO, 1947-), one of the outstanding organizations fostering meaningful amateur solar-system work.

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