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The RASC Needs You and Your Leadership

Are you looking for a meaningful way to contribute to the RASC? Why not get involved and help determine the future direction and success of your Society? Here’s how:

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Modest Subscription Increase for Printed JRASC

For subscriptions expiring 2007 December 31 and later, there will be a modest increase in the subscription fee for the printed version of the Journal of the RASC.

For Canadian member-subscribers, the new annual rate is $16/year (it was $15) plus GST.

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National Council Passes 2008 Budget

The 2008 Society budget forecast was approved this past weekend by the Society's National Council. The budget was prepared by the Society's Finance Committee, National Office staff, with input from various committees. It was then reviewed and recommended for approval by the Board Pilot Committee.

Some highlights:

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Society Membership Fees Increase January 1st

The Society's fees will go up beginning 2008 January 1. The increase will be $4 per year for ordinary members and $2.50 per year for youth members.

The new fees, exclusive of any Centre surcharges, are:

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National Treasurer Resigns

The Executive Committee regrets to announce the resignation of our National Treasurer, Alan Whitman. On Tuesday, 2007 November 20, Alan submitted his resignation as Treasurer of the Society, effective immediately. His resignation was sent to members of the Executive, Board Pilot, and Finance Committees, with the request that his reason for resigning be kept confidential and within the three aforementioned groups. We will respect his request.

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NC075 Minutes now on-line

Go to this site for either a PDF or MS Word document of yesterday's meeting minutes. www.rasc.ca/private/minutes/index.shtml. Remember that these are the unofficial version, having yet to receive acceptance by motion of National Council.

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Free IAU Journal available on-line

Check out the CAP Journal -  leading up to the International Year of Astronomy IYA 2009 www.capjournal.org Thanks to Peter Broughton for bringing this to our attention!

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October 2007 Journal Now On-line

Inside the October 2007 Journal

  • Editorial by Jay Anderson
  • A scientific treatise from Jeremy Tatum,

"Calculation of the Atmospheric Trajectory of a Meteor from Photographic Observations"

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2006 October Journal now online

October 2006 Journal The 2006 October Journal is now online. Go to http://www.rasc.ca/currentjrasc/. The username and password are the same as before; see the broadcast email to members.

CONTENTS - Table des matières


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RASC Constitution Committee Recruiting for 2011/2012

The national constitution committee is seeking dedicated, detail-oriented RASCals to help draft new Articles of Incorporation for the RASC, in time for the 2012 Edmonton GA and annual meeting.

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