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The Man Who Tweeted Earth - The Nature of Things looks at Chris Hadfield's Mission

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Mon, 2013/04/22

Chris Hadfield is making us love space again.

He tweets, snaps stunning photos, and regularly connects with folks back home as he hurtles around the earth at 28,000 km an hour aboard the International Space Station.

Millions are following his every move. His YouTube videos go viral. The Queen and Captain Kirk send him messages.

CBC’s award-winning series The Nature of Things looks at Hadfield’s mission and our rekindled love for space with the first ever documentary produced while its star subject is in orbit.

Incoming RASC Honorary President Wins AAS Education Prize

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Sat, 2013/04/20

The 2013 recipient of the American Astronomical Society's (AAS) Education Prize is incoming RASC Honorary President Prof. John R. Percy. The AAS Education Prize acknowledges outstanding contributions to the education of the public, students and the next generation of professional astronomers. Previous winners include Owen Gingerich, Frank D. Drake, and Fred Hoyle and Carl Sagan (both won the predecessor Annenberg Prize).

Call for Images - 2014 Observer's Calendar

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Fri, 2013/04/05

Astronomical images and sketches of all types are invited for consideration for publication in the 2014 RASC Observer's Calendar including: deep sky, solar system, and dramatic astronomically themed landscapes. Images can be prime focus, piggyback, eyepiece projection, or fixed tripod; and recorded on a digital/CCD camera, film, or webcam.

RASC's Paul Delaney discusses NASA's comet-wrangling on CTV

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Thu, 2013/04/11

This morning on CTV's Canada AM, York University professor and longtime RASC member Paul Delaney sat down with host Marci Len to discuss NASA's ambitious plan to capture an asteroid. 

To watch Paul's interview, visit http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=903318

Exciting updates from the upcoming General Assembly

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Mon, 2013/04/08

 

Time is running out for GA early bird prices!

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Mon, 2013/03/25

 

Submissions are now open for the 2014 Observer's Calendar

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Mon, 2013/03/25

 

RASC quoted in the Star on Google Copernicus doodle

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Tue, 2013/02/19

Today is the anniversary of Nicholas Copernicus' birth (1473 February 19), and Google marked the event by creating a animated doodle of the heliocentric (Sun-centred) Copernican system.

RASC members speak to national media about today's meteor and asteroid (UPDATED)

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Fri, 2013/02/15

 

2013 General Assembly Website Open for Business!

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Denis Grey / Dave Gallant
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Mon, 2013/02/04

The registration and conference website is now open at /events/. The 2013 General Assembly will be held in Thunder Bay, Ontario as the Thunder Bay Centre welcomes the Society as we join them to help celebrate their 25th anniversary.

Highlights include:

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