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Revised Vision, Mission, and Values Statements

At the 2015 February 9 Board of Director's meeting, revised Vision, Mission, and Values statements were approved. They now read:

The RASC Vision To be Canada's premiere organization of amateur and professional astronomers, promoting Astronomy to all.

The RASC Mission To enhance understanding of and inspire curiosity about the Universe, through public outreach, education, and support for astronomical research.

The RASC Values

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RASC 2016 Observer's Calendar call for images

Astronomical images and sketches of all types are invited for consideration for publication in the 2016 RASC Observer's Calendar including: deep sky, wide field, solar system, astronomical sketches and dramatic astronomically themed landscapes.

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The Sky This Month - Febuary 2015

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2015 Award winners announced!

The RASC Board of Directors has accepted the 2015 report of the Awards Committee for nominations in the following categories:

Fellows: (recognizing exemplary long service and outstanding contributions to the Society)

  • Robert Dick (Ottawa)
  • David J. Lane (Halifax)
  • Dr. John Percy (Toronto)
  • Mary Lou Whitehorne (Halifax)

Service Awards: (recognizing 10 or more years of service to the Society)

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Annual Report (Centre Information Request)

Please submit your Centre's Activity/Financial reports here.

The deadline is February 15, 2015.

Thanks!

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See Halifax at the 2015 General Assembly

Visit the General Assembly page for information on this exciting annual event.
http://www.rasc.ca/2015-rasc-general-assembly

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Cloudy Nights author is full of praise for the Observer's Handbook!

Reviewer Tom Trusock, of the Cloudy Nights Web site, says about the 2015 Observer's Handbook "This book is the swiss army knife of reference books for amateur astronomy, and nearly as essential as a red flashlight and eyepieces. Just get one now and thank me later."

Acclaim for the Observer's Handbook continues to pour in, with popular reviews from Trusock, Gary Seronik, and David Eicher.

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The Sky This Month - January 2015

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Observer's Handbook 2015 reviewed by Astronomy Magazine's Editor David Eicher!

The RASC Observer's Handbook 2015 made David Eicher's blog for Astronomy Magazine. See the full article here:

Observer's Handbook 2015 Review

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