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Discover the Universe Upcoming Workshops

Discover the Universe

  • Are you a teacher or an educator working with youth groups?
  • You would like to organize astronomy activities but you don’t know where to start?
  • You want to feel more comfortable teaching this science?
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ASTROCATS - The Canadian Astronomy Show May 25 and 26

ASTROCATS - Canadian Astronomy Telescope Show

Saturday, May 25 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Sunday, May 26 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

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.

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Incoming RASC Honorary President Wins AAS Education Prize

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).

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Call for Images - 2014 Observer's Calendar

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.

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

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

And for a handy infograph explaining the capturing process, visit http://imgur.com/Wulc7SF

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Exciting updates from the upcoming General Assembly

 

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Time is running out for GA early bird prices!

 

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Submissions are now open for the 2014 Observer's Calendar

 

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RASC quoted in the Star on Google Copernicus doodle

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.

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