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New Personal Logins - Your Login ID May Have Changed!

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Denis Grey, Toronto
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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.

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!

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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.
                   

Pilots Need Input on Use of Green Lasers

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Tue, 2014/08/26

This information comes from Stan Taylor of the Toronto Centre: 

The use of Green Lasers will be one of the issues discussed at the COPA flight 70 meeting 7:30 Thurs Sept 4 RCAFA 420 Wing, 1000 Stevenson Rd N, Oshawa, ON. RASC members are encouraged to attend.


 

Executive Director leaving the RASC

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Wed, 2014/07/09

The Executive Director manages the daily operations of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. This includes activities related to our charitable mandate, publications, and member service. Our current ED, Deborah Thompson has served us well, and has chosen to take a leadership role at another not-for-profit organization in a few weeks’ time. We wish her the best and thank her for nearly four years of service.

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