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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:

Cloudy Nights Spotlights RASC's 2013 Observer's Handbook

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Thu, 2013/01/24

Acclaim for the 2013 Observer's Handbook continues to pour in, as the popular astronomy review site Cloudy Nights has praised the publication for both its breadth of information and ease of use. 

According to reviewer Tom Trusock, the 2013 Observer's Handbook "is a one of a kind resource that every amateur should have at their fingertips."

There are only a limited number of copies of the Observer's Handbook 2013 left so we suggest you take Trusock's advice and "Just get it. And sooner rather than later."

New RASC Server Operational

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Thu, 2013/01/17

The Information Technology Committee is pleased to announce that the RASC is now running on a new and improved server infrastructure which is supporting the www.rasc.ca website, our email domain and mailing lists. The new server boasts improved processing, speed and memory and also includes the ability for the Society to mirror our operational server and create test environments for development.

Many thanks to Past President Dave Lane for spearheading the acquisition and installation of the new server along witih Craig Levine's support as the Server Steward.

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