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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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RASC Member Honoured by Geological Association of Canada

Simon Hanmer, a long-time member of the RASC (Ottawa Centre), is this year's recipient of the J. Willis Ambrose Medal of the Geological Association of Canada, awarded for "sustained dedicated service to the Canadian earth science community". Dr. Hanmer spent most of his professional career in the Geological Survey of Canada.

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Helen Sawyer Hogg Lecture 2013 - Tuesday, 2013 May 28 - 7:30 p.m. - University of British Columbia

Cosmology - its tortuous history, glorious present and bright future

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RASC member wins Griffith Observer Award

A RASC member has won high standing in the 2013 Griffith Observer Writing Contest, sponsored by the Griffith Observatory of Los Angeles. The Society's Archivist, Randall Rosenfeld, has repeated his feat of 2008 by placing second among the five categories of winner.

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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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