DSP for Kejimkujik National Park

Light Pollution Abatement Committee (LPAC) Chair Rob Dick was honored to have the LPAC committee approve unanimously the Dark Sky Preserve (DSP) designation for Kejimkujik National Park in southern Nova Scotia.

Link to the CBC announcement and reader discussions.

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The Canadian Space Society Annual Summit

The Canadian Space Summit is an annual conference that brings together all elements of the Canadian space industry. In addition to displays, booths, and activities, the centerpiece of the Summit are two days of paper sessions covering a wide variety of topics. 2010 marks a year full of achievements, accolades and adventures. For more information visit

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Thank-you from the 2010GA Planning Committee

The 2010 GA Organizing Committee from the New Brunswick Centre would like to thank everyone who was able to attend the GA and festivities. The tours had positive feedback and speakers provided a wealth of information.

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Call for volunteers... inspire change and share ideas

RASC members... Ever wondered how you can get more out of the Society? Have you considered supporting one of the many committees that help keep our Society operational, refreshing, and sustainable?

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GLP Poster on-line

The GLP Committee has created a one-page PDF called

You can get it on the Education/Other Resources/Green Laser Pointer Usage site

Click on the link on the right side panel to obtain the poster. Download and print some for distribution to your friends and observers at star parties or public outreach events.

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Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) Science Interns Outreach Project

Funding available to support science and/or technology internships! Opportunity to invest in future of natural resources sector

(Ottawa, Ontario) – Now is your chance to gain exposure to bright young science and technology grads, while ensuring the future health of the natural resources sector – all while benefiting from internship funding support.  It’s all part of the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) Science Interns Outreach Project* and runs until March 2011. The program provides an opportunity to recent graduates in science or engineering to gain meaningful work experience within their field of studies.

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Observer's Calendars... Get'm While They're Hot Off the Press!!!

It is that time again - 2011 Observer's Calendars are now in stock and ready to ship! For more info and ordering info is here.

The 2011 Handbook should be shipping mid to late October, pre-orders are now accepting.

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Live Telescope and Observatory Webchat Program

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.

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President Whitehorne's GA talk on the Web

President Mary Lou Whitehorne gives clear and compelling reasons for supporting science, outreach, and education in the talk she gave at the Freericton GA in early July.

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Audouin Dollfus (1924 November 12 – 2010 October 1)

It is with sadness that we report the demise of RASC Honorary Member and distinguished planetary scientist, Audouin Dollfus. He was 85.

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