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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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Astronomy Day in Windsor - Sunday, April 28th - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The RASC: Windsor Centre will be participating in Astronomy Day on Sunday, April 28, from 10AM to 3PM.

The location is in Malden Park, at 4200 Malden Road in Windsor, ON.

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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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Victoria Centre Hosts Astronomy Day on 2013 Apr 27

International Astronomy Day: A Celebration of Astronomy

Saturday April 27 10am - 4pm and 7pm - 11pm

Have you ever wondered about planets around other stars? The physics of Angry Birds? How to make a telescope? Taking pictures of the night sky? We have the answers! Please join the Victoria Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada on Saturday April 27 at UVic's Bob Wright Building from 10am to 4pm, and 7pm to 11pm. Experience these topics and more!

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Astronomy Day 2013

Toronto, Canada (April 15, 2013) – Members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) and its 29 local RASC Centres will celebrate International Astronomy Day this Saturday, April 20, 2013. Be on the lookout for telescopes and astronomers to pop up unexpectedly on street corners, in shopping malls and other public places, ready and eager to bring the universe down to Earth for everyone!

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RASC Vancouver Hosts Astronomy Day at Simon Fraser University - 2013 Apr 27

The RASC Vancouver Centre is hosting a spectacular Astronomy Day event on Saturday, April 27th.


  • Hosted at the Burnaby Campus of Simon Fraser University
  • Academic Quadrangle, South Concourse (see map)
  • Free admission (university parking fees in effect)

Afternoon Activities

From 11 am to 4 pm to include:

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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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Astronomy Day 2013 – Get out under the stars across Canada!

Astronomy Day is an international science education and outreach event head annually in April of each year. Many RASC Centres will be celebrating the day with special activities and events that you are welcome to come out to!

Highlights this year are an impressive waxing Moon, the planet Jupiter and the amazing planet Saturn.

Here are just some of the Astronomy Day events on offer from East to West across the country:

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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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