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Observer's Calendar 2012 Now Available!


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RASC designates Canada's Fundy National Park as a Dark-sky Preserve

TORONTO, CANADA (November 2, 2011) – The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) officially designated Fundy National Park of Canada in New Brunswick as a new RASC Dark-sky Preserve through its National Certification Program on October 29, 2011. Fundy is the 14th Dark-sky Preserve in Canada to be designated by the Society.

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Kathryn Aurora Gray receives Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year 2011 Award in New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Nicole Kluger, 212-286-7847

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Regina Centre President interview by Toronto Sun

Alden Foraie, Regina Centre President, appears in the Wednesday, 2007 July 25, edition of the Toronto Sun, talking about the Saskatchewan Summer Star Party at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. See the story here: http://www.torontosun.com/Travel/Canada/2007/07/25/4366133-sun.html.

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A New Book on Variable Stars by a Former RASC President

The astronomical community welcomes a new book on variable stars by the RASC's most esteemed expert on the subject, Dr. John Percy. Understanding Variable Stars (ISBN 9780521232531) was published this spring by Cambridge University Press. In Dr. Percy's own words:

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Hamilton Centre Annual Banquet

Hamilton Centre's banquet is fast approaching! You can still purchase tickets or reserve seats to be paid at the door by contacting Centre President John Williamson (john DOT williamson AT sympatico DOT ca).

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Paper Session Information for Calgary GA

In addition to all the usual events at a GA, this year's Astronomy Roundup will have five 1/2-day paper sessions presented by more than 35 professional and amateur astronomers.

The Friday paper session kicks off with a talk from Dr. Jaymie Matthews on the MOST satellite and what it teaches us about variable stars. The afternoon will continue with more talks about observing variable stars and ends with brief teaser presentations describing the poster papers that are available for viewing throughout the weekend.

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Introducing International Year of Astronomy

The International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) will be a global celebration of astronomy and its contributions to society and culture, stimulating worldwide interest not only in astronomy, but in science in general, with a particular slant towards young people. IYA2009 will mark Galileo Galilei’s first use of the telescope for astronomical observations, and will portray astronomy as a peaceful global scientific endeavour that unites astronomers in an international, multicultural family of scientists working together to find answers to some of the most fundamental questions that humanity has ever asked.

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Halifax Centre Announces Astronomy Week Activities

The Halifax Centre will celebrate International Astronomy Week by presenting talks at the Halifax Public Library as follows:

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Space Symposium at the University of Toronto

The University of Toronto Astronomy and Space Exploration Society presents their Fourth Annual Symposium: Expanding Canada's Frontiers: The Search for Life

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