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The RASC Vancouver Centre is hosting a spectacular Astronomy Day event on Saturday, April 27th.

Location

  • Hosted at the Burnaby Campus of Simon Fraser University
  • Academic Quadrangle, South Concourse (see map)
  • Free admission (university parking fees in effect)

Afternoon Activities

From 11 am to 4 pm to include:

Toronto, Canada (April 15, 2013) – Members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) and its 29 local RASC Centres will celebrate International Astronomy Day this Saturday, April 20, 2013. Be on the lookout for telescopes and astronomers to pop up unexpectedly on street corners, in shopping malls and other public places, ready and eager to bring the universe down to Earth for everyone!

This morning on CTV's Canada AM, York University professor and longtime RASC member Paul Delaney sat down with host Marci Len to discuss NASA's ambitious plan to capture an asteroid. 

To watch Paul's interview, visit http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=903318

Astronomical images and sketches of all types are invited for consideration for publication in the 2014 RASC Observer's Calendar including: deep sky, solar system, and dramatic astronomically themed landscapes. Images can be prime focus, piggyback, eyepiece projection, or fixed tripod; and recorded on a digital/CCD camera, film, or webcam.

Photo special to The Guardian by Clair Perry and Brian Gorveatt

 

Two members of the RASD (the Royal Astronomical Society of Daves) were recently interviewed on CBC radio in Nova Scotia.

http://www.cbc.ca/video/player.html?clipid=2369043234&position=268893&si...

The RASD inducted Dave XXX into the Society during the interview - a 1st for the RASD!

Thanks to new information from the European Space Agency's Planck space telescope, the universe has been revealed to be about 80 million years older than previously thought, is expanding slightly slower, has less dark energy, and contains more dark matter and ordinary matter.

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