On Friday, Oct 15, from 3-4:00pm Eastern Time, astronomer Dr. Thomas Statler will give a remote, live tour of a modern astronomical telescope at the MDM Observatory in Arizona. This tour will give viewers an insight into practical astronomy, including how astronomers operate the telescope and how Dr. Statler's team is using it to study near-Earth asteroids.
RASC member Tim Doucette is in the news again! Tim, a noted astrophotographer and visual observer, is legally blind. That, however, does not stop him from doing quality astronomy, and encouraging others to do the same through the RASC.
Has your Centre been doing outreach events? We’d love to have your information for future fund raising efforts. Now you can go online and report your numbers quickly and easily. It only takes a minute. Go to www.rasc.ca and look under "Society" then at the bottom of the "Centres" menu.
Recent changes in National Office and tentative marketing and membership initiatives we are looking for a couple of members interested in participating in the development of the new RASC Marketing, Promotions, and Membership services.
Please contact Chris Weadick (MAP Chair) with any questions and request to help form part of the new RASC Strategy!
Thanks in advance
chris.weadick @ gmail.com
Position Statement of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
On Green Laser Pointer Usage
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s (RASC) mission is to encourage improved understanding of astronomy for all, through education, outreach, research, publication, partnership, enjoyment, and community. The RASC advocates the safe and responsible use of green laser pointers (GLPs).
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Brian Gerald Segal. Brian was a member of the RASC Halifax Centre and executive; he was the designer and layout artist of the RASC Journal, and worked on the Observer’s Calendar and other RASC advertising and promotions. Our deepest sympathies go to his wife Julia Redgrave, his family and friends.