Written by MAP, National Office on Wed, 2010/12/01
Recent changes in National Office and tentative marketing and membership initiatives we are looking for a couple of members interested in participating in the development of the new RASC Marketing, Promotions, and Membership services.
Please contact Chris Weadick (MAP Chair) with any questions and request to help form part of the new RASC Strategy!
Thanks in advance
chris.weadick @ gmail.com
Written by Ron Macnaughton, Chair, RASC Education Committee , National Office on Mon, 2010/11/29
Has your centre been doing outreach events? We’d love to have your information for future fund raising efforts. Now you can go online and report your numbers quickly and easily. It only takes a minute. Go to www.rasc.ca and click the link on the lower left hand side of our home page.
Written by Randall Rosenfeld, National Office on Wed, 2010/11/24
RASC member Tim Doucette is in the news again! Tim, a noted astrophotographer and visual observer, is legally blind. That, however, does not stop him from doing quality astronomy, and encouraging others to do the same through the RASC.
Written by Randall Rosenfeld, National Office on Fri, 2010/11/19
RASC members will be saddened to learn that one of our most distinguished contributors to the Observer's Handbook has recently passed away.
Written by Randall Rosenfeld, National Office on Thu, 2010/10/14
It is with sadness that we report the demise of RASC Honorary Member and distinguished planetary scientist, Audouin Dollfus. He was 85.
Written by James Edgar, Regina on Mon, 2010/10/11
President Mary Lou Whitehorne gives clear and compelling reasons for supporting science, outreach, and education in the talk she gave at the Freericton GA in early July.
Written by National Office on Thu, 2010/10/07
On Friday, Oct 15, from 3-4:00pm Eastern Time, astronomer Dr. Thomas Statler will give a remote, live tour of a modern astronomical telescope at the MDM Observatory in Arizona. This tour will give viewers an insight into practical astronomy, including how astronomers operate the telescope and how Dr. Statler's team is using it to study near-Earth asteroids.
Written by Gary Boyle, Ottawa on Fri, 2010/10/01
Giddy Up Pegasus
Other than the familiar circle, a square is one of the easiest shapes to recognize. After all, it consists of four equal length sides with its corner measuring perfect 90-degree angles. If I were to ask you to point out a nonagon in the night sky, not knowing it is a nine-sided polygon with 140 degree inside angles, you would never find it. However, you would have better luck with the common square.
Written by National Office on Mon, 2010/09/27
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").
Written by MAP, National Office on Mon, 2010/09/27
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.