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Sir John Herschel's library... in Toronto!

A sizeable portion of famed astronomer Sir John Herschel's library has turned up in Toronto! Thanks to the dedicated sleuthing of RASC historian Peter Broughton, hundreds of volumes from William Herschels' son's Collingwood library have been identified in the University of Toronto library system. Many of the volumes contain Sir John's own annotations.

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The Sky This Month - July 2013

Our Home Galaxy

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Highlights of 2013 RASC General Assembly

The 2013 RASC General Assembly in Thunder Bay is now concluded. An excellent time was had by all of the attendees who joined the members of the Thunder Bay Centre to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their founding as a Centre of the Society.

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Transit of Venus at Varsity Stadium wins 2 CASE awards

logoDear Colleagues,

I'm very happy to inform you that the Transit of Venus event we organized at Varsity Stadium last year won two awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The news item is here:

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ISSET Space Academy Invites Junior Space Enthusiasts to Campus!

This July, the University of Alberta’s Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology (ISSET) is please to offer week-long Space Academy Camps for space enthusiast in grades 3-9.

ISSET’s innovative high-tech programs provide opportunities for students to explore space science concepts through activities in hands-on exploration, discovery, and critical thinking right alongside our experts from the U of A’s Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology.

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David Levy Tour Report

Check out this story by Journal Associate Editor Nicole Martinello for Global News on David Levy's recent speaking tour of Southern Ontario Centres:




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The Sky This Month - June 2013

Bootes - The Herdsman

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Last Reminder to Register for the 2013 General Assembly in Thunder Bay



Message from 2013 GA Chairman Dave Gallant
Hello everyone!
This is a last reminder that the on-line registration system for the 2013 GA will be taken down at the end of the day on Saturday June 8.
If you are planning on attending and have been waiting to register, now is the time.
For those of you that have registered, but want to add something, now is the time.
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Presenting David H. Levy on a Canadian Lecture Tour 2013

Toronto, Canada (May 17, 2013) – Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) when they host a rare lecture tour by famous Canadian astronomer and comet-discover, David H. Levy.

David H. Levy, internationally renowned Canadian astronomer and science writer is famous for his co-discovery in 1993 of the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which collided with the planet Jupiter in 1994. Levy has discovered 22 comets, and written over 34 books. The asteroid 3673 Levy was named in his honour.

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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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