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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.

Light Pollution Report Reveals Environmental Impacts

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Wed, 2012/12/12

Toronto, Canada (December 12, 2012) – While awareness of man-made pollutants and their environmental impact may be rising exponentially, one source of contamination remains largely unaddressed. Light pollution is the wasteful and obtrusive emission of artificial light, and it can have disastrous consequences for the affected local environments.

PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) on Monday, Dec. 3, to discuss the latest findings and travels of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft.

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Mon, 2012/12/03

PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) on Monday, Dec. 3, to discuss the latest findings and travels of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2012-379

PASADENA, Calif. -- The next news conference about the NASA Mars rover Curiosity will be held at 9 a.m. PST(12 p.m. EST) Monday, Dec. 3, in San Francisco at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2012-377

RASC's 2013 Observer's Handbook and Calendars are now shipping!

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Mon, 2012/10/22

The wait is over.

Whether you're an amateur stargazer or a professional astronomer, the 2013 Observer's Handbook and Calendar have something for everyone. Limited quantities of both products are available, so place your order today!

OBSERVER’S HANDBOOK 2013
$27.95 plus S&H and applicable taxes

Free PC Planetarium Software in every book!   

2013 Observer's Handbook and Calendar Now Available to Order!

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Thu, 2012/09/20

THE BEST ASTRONOMY RESOURCES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

LIMITED QUANTITIES - ORDER TODAY!

 

OBSERVER’S HANDBOOK 2013

$27.95 plus S&H and applicable taxes

Free PC Planetarium Software in every book!   

Call for Nominations for RASC National Awards

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Wed, 2012/09/19

Call for Nominations for RASC National Awards

By Mary Lou Whitehorne, Awards Committee Chair

Special December Issue: “The Environmental Impact of Light-pollution and its Abatement"

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Wed, 2012/08/22

Special December 2012 Issue of the Journal


This December, The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will publish “The Environmental Impact of Light-pollution and its Abatement, as a special supplement to its internationally recognized periodical, the Journal.





Carol Lakomiak on astrosketching at rasc.ca!

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Thu, 2012/07/12

Carol Lakomiak, veteran observer, BBC Sky at Night magazine's astrosketching columnist, and astrophotographer, shares her advice on how to draw what you observe through easy to follow tutorials of proven effectiveness! Our Observer's Handbook editor has used Carol's tutorials, and he won a lunar imaging contest after doing so. Carol's tutorials on lunar sketching and solar and DSO sketching now have a new home at rasc.ca.

RASC Secure Site Issue Resolved

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Tue, 2012/07/03

Over the holiday weekend a problem was encountered with one of the Society's Domain Name Service (DNS) providers which meant that the Society's member and eStore portal at https://secure.rasc.ca was temporarily inaccessible.

This problem has now been resolved and Society services, including the Member's Area on the national website should be back to normal. If you encounter any issues, please contact the RASC webteam by using the Contact Form.

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