Revised Vision, Mission, and Values Statements

At the 2015 February 9 Board of Director's meeting, revised Vision, Mission, and Values statements were approved. They now read:

The RASC Vision To be Canada's premiere organization of amateur and professional astronomers, promoting Astronomy to all.

The RASC Mission To enhance understanding of and inspire curiosity about the Universe, through public outreach, education, and support for astronomical research.

The RASC Values

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Messier Certificate - Luc Boulard

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Asteroid (130069) Danielgaudreau

Daniel Gaudreau (b. 1969) is the Lead Systems Engineer for the OSIRIS-REx Lidar Altimeter instrument. He also had that role on the JWST Fine Guidance Sensor, in addition to Software Systems Engineer. He was also involved as a Ground Segment Project Engineer on the Canadian Space Station Program.

Orbit type: Main Belt 

Ref: MPC 101216

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Asteroid (22494) Trillium

Since 1937, the White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) has been the official flower of Canada’s province of Ontario, where it is often found in forests. Name suggested and citation prepared by Robert Jedicke and Peter Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 

Ref: MPC 101215

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Asteroid (22456) Salopek

David Stephen Salopek (b. 1963) earned a Ph.D. in cosmology from the University of Toronto in 1989 and worked at the Universities of Cambridge and Alberta. Name suggested and citation prepared by Robert Jedicke and Peter Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 

Ref: MPC 101215

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Asteroid (21361) Carsonmark

Jordan Carson Mark (1913–1997) worked as a physicist and administrator at Los Alamos National Laboratory and as an advisor on the safety of nuclear reactors. Name suggested and citation prepared by Robert Jedicke and Peter Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 

Ref: MPC 101215

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Asteroid (21360) Bobduff

Robert Ian Duff (b. 1946) is an amateur astronomer who has served as Librarian and Outreach Coordinator for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, London Centre. Name suggested and citation prepared by Robert Jedicke and Peter Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 

Ref: MPC 101215

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Astroimaging Certificate - Robert Lewis

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Awards deadline

Awards Deadline

The Awards Committee needs your input -- now is the time to nominate that special person in your Centre, or that unsung hero, whoever it may be. Nominations will be accepted up to and including 2016 December 31. Don't hesitate, grab a pen and jot down the details about that special person -- what makes him or her deserving of nationwide recognition.

Send nominations by email to the RASC Awards Committee <awards@lists.rasc.ca>

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Explore the Universe Certificate - John Peddle

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