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Spruce Woods Star Party - September 1-4, 2006

Come Party under the stars with the members of RASC Winnipeg Centre, at the 2nd Annual Spruce Woods Summer Star Party, Labour Day long weekend, September 1 - 4. Early Registration ends on August 15th, so save a few dollars and sign up now.

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Regina Centre Trains CHIPP Staff

This quote from Alden Foraie, Regina Centre President, says it all...

I returned today from spending the weekend with Norm Leier at Cypress Hills giving Melody Nagel-Hisey's staff a crash course in astronomy.

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Nine Centres in 12 days

One of the best things about the RASC is that we are a national community, but our strength is based on our local presence in our 27 Centres. To participate in this national scene is one of the main reasons I enjoy being National President so much. I've now attended 51 Centre meetings since my term began, and the last two weeks were a hectic highlight for me. I visited these Centres...

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New Page added to PSP site

A new page has been added to the Public Speaker Program site giving a list of previous speakers and their topics www.rasc.ca/psp-speakers-topics-list

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Call for Nominations - Observer's Handbook Editor

The position of Observer's Handbook Editor will be vacant as of 2006 Feb. 11, with a replacement appointed by the RASC National Council (or the Executive Committee) at the suggestion of the Nominating Committee on or after this date. The Observer's Handbook Editor is responsible for preparing each summer the following year's edition of the Observer's Handbook. A detailed job description in PDF format is available here.  Further details on the exact duties are available by contacting me.

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Full Annual Report Now Available On-line

After a lot of hard work and dedication, Catherine Berry has produced an excellent Annual Report, in collaboration with Bonnie Bird and James Edgar.

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On-line Registration for 2007 General Assembly Ends Monday!

The last day you can register on-line for Astronomy Roundup 2007 is Monday, June 11. You will be able to register on-site in Calgary when the conference begins (cash and traveller's cheques only) and optional items may not be available.

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Historical Minutes On-line

Through a collaboration between Randy Attwood, Peter Jedicke, and James Edgar, National Council Minutes from the early years of the Society are now on-line.

In the past few days, Minutes from 1910 to 1934 were placed in the National Web Site to join part of the on-going project where historical archives are being scanned, put through an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) process, proofread, and then saved in both html and PDF format for easy access by all.

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London Centre Annual Banquet

RASC London Centre held its 33rd annual banquet on Friday, May 12. About 35 members and guests enjoyed a wonderful buffet meal at Michael's Garden, part of the restaurant complex in the Great Hall at the University of Western Ontario. There was even a cake decorated with the Society's crest.

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SN in UGC07848 discovered from Osoyoos, BC

Ajai Sehgal, Robert Gagliano and Tim Puckett, report the discovery of an apparent supernova (mag 17.8) (limiting mag 19.5) on CCD images taken with a 0.50-m reflector, Osoyoos , BC. On Apr. 28.36 UT. in the course of the Puckett Observatory Supernova Search. The new object was confirmed at mag 17.8 (limiting mag 19.3) by Puckett on Apr. 29.08, Ellijay, GA. 0.60-m reflector. The object is located at R.A. = 12h41m01s.55, Decl. = +63°31'11".6 (equinox 2000.0), which is 28".36 east and 0".6 south of UGC 7848. Nothing is visible at this location on images taken by Principal Investigator Tim Puckett on Apr. 5 (limiting mag 19.5).

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