Chris Gainor's team wins NASA contract for Hubble History

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is one of the most significant and longest-lived of the currently active space probes. Beyond its rich sceince harvest, its images have captured the international public's imagination like no other space telescope. In its influence on public perception it is arguably the Apollo of our age.

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Summer / Co-op Job Placement Available

The RASC Board of Directors has approved in principle (subject to budget approval) the engagement of a Co-op student for the summer of 2015. The Society is seeking a Website Architect and Developer who will spearhead an initaitive to update and improve all of the Society's web properties (, and A key responsibility will be to ensure that the Society's existing website is successfully migrated to the Drupal 7 platform.

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2015 Award winners announced!

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)

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Annual Report (Centre Information Request)

Please submit your Centre's Activity/Financial reports here.

The deadline is February 15, 2015.


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See Halifax at the 2015 General Assembly

Visit the General Assembly page for information on this exciting annual event.

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Cloudy Nights author is full of praise for the Observer's Handbook!

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.

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Observer's Handbook 2015 reviewed by Astronomy Magazine's Editor David Eicher!

The RASC Observer's Handbook 2015 made David Eicher's blog for Astronomy Magazine. See the full article here:

Observer's Handbook 2015 Review

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2014 Observer's Handbook recognized!

Handbook coverThe RASC 2014 Observer's Handbook was recognized by Orion's Top Ten Astronomy Books for Beginners List!

From the article:

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Society Appoints New Executive Director

The RASC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Executive Director Randy Attwood of Toronto, effective 2014 September 2.

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Pilots Need Input on Use of Green Lasers

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.


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