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 (11458) Rosemarypike

Rosemary E. Pike (b. 1984) is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan) who studies complex resonances in the Kuiper belt, particularly the stability of the 5:1 resonance with Neptune.

Ref: MPC 103978

Orbit Type: Main Belt

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Asteroid (22406) Garyboyle

Gary Boyle (b. 1957) is a Canadian amateur astronomer who leads club activities, runs outreach events, teaches a college course and writes a stargazing column.
Name suggested by R. and P. Jedicke.

MPC 103980

Orbit Type: Main Belt

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Asteroid (129982) Jeffseabrook

Jeff Seabrook (b. 1976) is part of the altimetry team developing the capability to generate topography and shape models from the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter.
Prior to this, he was a graduate student who developed and deployed atmospheric ozone lidars, and part of the MET team on the Phoenix Mars Mission.

Ref: MPC 103982

Orbit Type: Main Belt

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The Sky This Month - April 2017

A String of Galaxies

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Bulletin 2017 Apr

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Jeremy Heyl

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James DiFrancesco

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Explore the Universe Certificate - Michael Snair

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