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In 2013, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada made major changes to its governance structure to come into line with the provisions of the Canada Not for Profit Corporations Act. As of the Thunder Bay General Assembly in 2013, a board of directors is responsible for the running of the RASC, replacing the National Council.

Under our new By-Law, the RASC board over the past year has been made up of the executive and three board members selected in a special election last year. In 2014, the members get to choose the entire board of nine members in an election.

The Ottawa Centre is extremely happy to announce a very special night. Join us online on Friday March 7 at 8 p.m. EST as our special guest speakers will be:

Dr. Sarah Symons, McMaster University with her talk entitled “Astronomical Maps and Tables from Ancient Egyptian Tombs and Temples”  and

Pictures of Other Worlds: Directly Imaging Extrasolar Planets

Dr. Bruce Macintosh (Stanford University and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California) will speak on directly imaging extrasolar planets.

Once again the Ottawa Centre will be broadcasting its monthly meeting from the Canada Science and Technology Museum on Friday Feb 7, 2014 beginning at 8 p.m. EST. Click on www.ustream.tv/channel/rascottawalive and log in to chat online during the two hour meeting. Here is the agenda: http://ottawa-rasc.ca/wiki/index.php?title=About-Monthly_Meetings Hope you enjoy the show.


Clear skies,


Gary Boyle

Leo Enright (1943-2009) was a prominent member of the RASC, whose many contributions furthered the RASC’s educational and public outreach goals.

A new home for Halifax’s Discovery Centre complete with an Immersive Dome Theatre, the first of its kind that can be used to immerse the viewers into environments from under the ocean to among the stars is to be built on the Halifax waterfront.

The Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science (RCI) has kicked off 2014 with a bang.

 

The RCI is hosting two upcoming lectures in partnership with the RASC Toronto and the RASC Mississauga Centres.

 

Here are the details:

 

 

Date/Time: February 9, 3 pm

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