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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Volunteers Wanted - Information Technology Committee

The Information Technology is looking for volunteers to help out with a number of support and development projects that we have underway. We are looking for skilled individuals with a command of PHP and web technologies to assist with a number of projects including:

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Asteroid (22378) Gaherty

Geoff Gaherty (1941-2016) was an amateur astronomer who wrote about observing and won the Chant Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in 2008.
Name suggested by R. and P. Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt
Ref: MPC 101206

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Asteroid (129973) Michaeldaly

Michael Daly (b. 1965) is a professor of planetary science at York University and is the lead scientist for the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter. Prior to this, he was the lead engineer for the development of Phoenix MET, Canada’s first instruments to operate on the surface of Mars.

Orbit type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 101211

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The Sky This Month - August 2016

Summer Time Treats part 2

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Bulletin 2016 Aug

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Finest NGC Certificate - Ted Wang

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Wide-Field Astroimaging Certificate - Luca Vanzella

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Isabel Williamson Lunar Certificate - Norma Jensen

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The Sky This Month - July 2016

Summer Time Treats part 1

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