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Notice to All RASC Members Regarding Changes to the Delivery of The Journal of the RASC (July 2006)

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Mary Lou Whitehorne, 2nd VP, National Office
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Mon, 2006/07/17

In February of this year the Society membership voted to remove the entitlement to receive the Journal as a benefit of membership. The national council subsequently approved a proposal to change the default delivery mode of the Journal to members, from print to electronic. This initiative was undertaken to help correct the Society’s operating deficit.

New Page added to PSP site

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James Edgar
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Tue, 2012/01/17

A new page has been added to the Public Speaker Program site giving a list of previous speakers and their topics www.rasc.ca/psp-speakers-topics-list

Call for Nominations - Observer's Handbook Editor

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Dr. Rajiv Gupta, National Office
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Fri, 2006/01/06

The position of Observer's Handbook Editor will be vacant as of 2006 Feb. 11, with a replacement appointed by the RASC National Council (or the Executive Committee) at the suggestion of the Nominating Committee on or after this date. The Observer's Handbook Editor is responsible for preparing each summer the following year's edition of the Observer's Handbook. A detailed job description in PDF format is available here.  Further details on the exact duties are available by contacting me.

Full Annual Report Now Available On-line

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ames Edgar, Regina
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Sun, 2007/06/10

After a lot of hard work and dedication, Catherine Berry has produced an excellent Annual Report, in collaboration with Bonnie Bird and James Edgar.

On-line Registration for 2007 General Assembly Ends Monday!

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Susan Cannon, Calgary
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Fri, 2007/06/01

The last day you can register on-line for Astronomy Roundup 2007 is Monday, June 11. You will be able to register on-site in Calgary when the conference begins (cash and traveller's cheques only) and optional items may not be available.

Historical Minutes On-line

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James Edgar, Regina
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Thu, 2007/02/22

Through a collaboration between Randy Attwood, Peter Jedicke, and James Edgar, National Council Minutes from the early years of the Society are now on-line.

In the past few days, Minutes from 1910 to 1934 were placed in the National Web Site to join part of the on-going project where historical archives are being scanned, put through an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) process, proofread, and then saved in both html and PDF format for easy access by all.

SSSP Web site ready for action!

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Written by James Edgar, Regina on
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James Edgar, Regina
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Wed, 2006/04/26

After a long and cloudy winter and spring, we've finally found time to get the Saskatchewan Summer Star Party 2006 (SSSP'06) website up and running.

Saskatoon LPA Victory!

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Written by James Edgar, Regina on
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James Edgar, Regina
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Wed, 2006/04/12

Mission Ridge Country Estates, located in the RM of Aberdeen, requested advice on limiting light pollution since they were interested in creating a country atmosphere where estates were not lit up like living in the city.

As as result, they adopted, verbatim, recommendations we provided.

Historical Minutes Online

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Written by James Edgar, Regina on
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James Edgar, Regina
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Thu, 2007/02/22

Old minutes now on-line!

Through a collaboration between Randy Attwood, Peter Jedicke, and James Edgar, National Council Minutes from the early years of the Society are now on-line.

Vance Petriew Honoured by AAVSO

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James Edgar, Regina
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Fri, 2007/07/06

Arne Henden, Director of the AAVSO, took Vance Petriew by surprise when he asked him to come forward for a special Director's Service Award at the Banquet of Astronomy Roundup 2007 in Calgary, Alberta.

Vance took on the challenge of amassing and converting over 70,000 records at the AAVSO. Here is their write-up from the AAVSO Web site, www.aavso.org/aavso/about/volunteers.shtml

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