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 (11780) Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay, located on the shores of Lake Superior, is the most populous municipality in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. Formed in 1970 as the amalgamation of two cities, Thunder Bay is known as “the Lakehead” because it is Canada’s westernmost port on the Great Lakes and the end of Great Lakes Navigation.

Ref: MPC 103030

Orbit Type: Main Belt

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Messier Certificate

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Deep-sky Astroimaging Certificate - Dave Newbury

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Wide-field Astroimaging Certificate - Scott Barrie

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The Sky this Month - February 2017

Hunting The Hare

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Bulletin 2017 Feb

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Asteroid (175152) Marthafarkas

Martha Farkas (b. 1959) is one of Canada’s most experienced amateur astronomers.
Farkas prefers traditional visual observing of solar system and deep sky objects using small telescopes. She is an active participant in Ottawa area astronomy events and an enthusiastic promoter of the Adirondack Astronomy Retreat.

Orbit type: Main Belt 

Reference: MPC 102366

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Deep-Sky Astroimaging Certificate - John Mirtle

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Solar System Astroimaging Certificate - Tony Schellinck

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