The RASC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Executive Director Randy Attwood of Toronto, effective 2014 September 2.
Randy is a long-time member of the RASC, who has been extremely active in the affairs of the Society over a period of more than four decades, from being a young member in Toronto in 1970 to eventually getting involved in Centre and Society activities at the executive level in the 1980s. He was a member of the Toronto Centre for several years; was the Society President 1998–2000, he received the Society’s Service Award in 2005, then he was the driving force behind the 2003 creation of the Mississauga Astronomical Society, which became the RASC Mississauga Centre in 2006. He was recently appointed as one of the first Fellows of the RASC (FRASC), recognizing his exemplary service over an extended period.
In 2012, the International Astronomical Union confirmed the naming of Asteroid (260235) Attwood in Randy Attwood’s honour.
We are very pleased to have Randy in this important position. We admire his passion and drive and we look forward to working with him on the Society’s future development.