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GA 2010 forum -- Future of the RASC

The GA 2010 open forum and panel discussion,

the future of the RASC in the 21st century"

is now a radio programme on Starizona's Let's Talk Stars, hosted by David & Wendee Levy (http://www.letstalkstars.com/).

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Green Laser Pointers - Smart Use

It's high summer, the season of star parties, and the chance to show the public the Summer Triangle brightly set in the Milky Way, the radiants of outstanding meteor displays, and brilliant planetary conjunctions with your GLPs. With a little care we can all insure that the public remembers the celestial sights, and not GLP operator ineptitude leading to memorable but unplanned law enforcement interventions at star parties. The GLP Committee has prepared a poster to remind Society members of best practice and inform the public about GLP safety.

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The Canadian Space Society Annual Summit

The Canadian Space Summit is an annual conference that brings together all elements of the Canadian space industry. In addition to displays, booths, and activities, the centerpiece of the Summit are two days of paper sessions covering a wide variety of topics. 2010 marks a year full of achievements, accolades and adventures. For more information visit https://css.ca.

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Thank-you from the 2010GA Planning Committee

The 2010 GA Organizing Committee from the New Brunswick Centre would like to thank everyone who was able to attend the GA and festivities. The tours had positive feedback and speakers provided a wealth of information.

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Call for volunteers... inspire change and share ideas

RASC members... Ever wondered how you can get more out of the Society? Have you considered supporting one of the many committees that help keep our Society operational, refreshing, and sustainable?

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International Observe the Moon Night: 18 September 2010

Roland Deschene with support from MAP, Education, Outreach, National Executive Director Deborah, as well as our new President Mary Lou have collaborated on outreach pamphlets for the lunar event.

In the final edits for our first Lunar International event are near completion. This is an initial project and the documents will continue to develop over time with feedback from other Centres and based on feedback from our outreach events.

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GLP Poster on-line

The GLP Committee has created a one-page PDF called

You can get it on the Education/Other Resources/Green Laser Pointer Usage site

Click on the link on the right side panel to obtain the poster. Download and print some for distribution to your friends and observers at star parties or public outreach events.

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Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) Science Interns Outreach Project

Funding available to support science and/or technology internships! Opportunity to invest in future of natural resources sector

(Ottawa, Ontario) – Now is your chance to gain exposure to bright young science and technology grads, while ensuring the future health of the natural resources sector – all while benefiting from internship funding support.  It’s all part of the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) Science Interns Outreach Project* and runs until March 2011. The program provides an opportunity to recent graduates in science or engineering to gain meaningful work experience within their field of studies.

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Observer's Calendars... Get'm While They're Hot Off the Press!!!

It is that time again - 2011 Observer's Calendars are now in stock and ready to ship! For more info and ordering info is here.

The 2011 Handbook should be shipping mid to late October, pre-orders are now accepting.

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Short on volunteers for your Centre?

Many of us would like to do our little part for the Centre/Society or the hobby in general but where do we find the time??? Or we don't want to feel obligated to commit to a year term (or 2 years!!! or implied... indefinitely if no one else puts their hand up?)... try out the latest I heard while driving to a customer site and listening to Spark on CBC (http://www.cbc.ca/spark/category/episodes/  - select September 10th and scroll down to the article "Micro-volunteering").

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