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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Asteroid (22426) Mikehanes

Michael Francis Hanes (b. 1959) was a pilot for Air Canada, an amateur astronomer
and telescope maker with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, London
Centre. Name suggested by R. and P. Jedicke.

Orbit Type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 103968

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Asteroid (22415) HumeIvey

James Nairn Patterson "Patt" Hume (1923-03-17–2013-05) and Donald Glenn Ivey (b. 1922-02-06) were physics educators at the University of Toronto, best known for their award-winning 1960 film Frames of Reference, which received a Special Citation from the Edison Foundation for best science education film. Hume also was awarded the Sandford Fleming Medal for public promotion of science by the Royal Canadian Institute at a special ceremony on 2001-04-19.

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Asteroid (22434) Peredery

Walter Volodymyr Peredery (b. 1938) is a retired Canadian geologist who studied the Sudbury, Ontario, area and developed the view that it is an impact basin.

Personal and professional information about Peredery can be found at
www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=6428072&pr...
and
www.canadianbushstories.ca/?p=film&vid=86408558

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Asteroid (24732) Leonardcohen

Leonard Cohen (1934–2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist. His song “Suzanne” was one of many that became a hit. He was honored with one of the Prince of Asturias awards. Name suggested by K. Leterme.

Orbit Type: Main Belt
Ref: MPC 103968

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Isabel Williamson Lunar Observing Program - Colin McKenzie

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Solar System Astroimaging Certificate - Ian Doktor

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Wide-field Astroimaging Certificate - Stuart McNair

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The Sky This Month - March 2017

Auriga

The star Capella is the most northern of the thirteen bright stars that help make up the winter sky. Referred as the alpha star of the constellation Auriga, Capella brightly shines at magnitude zero and is the sixth brightest star in the night sky. Auriga is Latin meaning “charioteer” and consists of 657 square degrees of sky ranking it 21st in size. Capella is a yellow-white sun located 43 light years away and possesses an extremely close companion which has been separated by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Bulletin 2017 Mar

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