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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Annual Report 2015 - Extended

The extended version includes the following:

  • President’s Message
  • Executive Director's Report
  • Secretary’s Message
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Auditor’s Report
  • Balance Sheet/Statement of Changes in Net Assets
  • Statement of Revenue, Expenditure
  • Notes to the Financial Statements
  • Annual Meeting Minutes—2015
  • Centre Financial Reports for Fiscal 2015
  • 2015 Centre Activity Reports
  • 2015 Award Winners
  • 2016 Centre Addresses and Executives
  • 2016 National Council
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Asteroid (229781) Arthurmcdonald

Arthur B. McDonald (b. 1943) is a Canadian physicist who received the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics for his discovery of neutrino oscillations, showing that the neutrino has mass.

Orbit type: Main Belt 
MPC 100610

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Asteroid (21367) Edwardpleva

Edward Gustav Pleva (1912–2008) was a geography educator who taught for 39 years at Western University and was editor of The Canadian Oxford School Atlas. Name suggested by R. and P. Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 
MPC 100606

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Asteroid (21362) Dickarmstrong

Richard Armstrong (1937–1991) studied radiogenic isotope geochemistry, geology of the American Cordillera, geochronology, and Earth’s geochemical evolution.
Name suggested by R. and P. Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 
MPC 100606

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Asteroid (21350) Billgardner

William David Anstruther Gardner (b. 1974) is an amateur astronomer in Ingersoll, Ontario, active in the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, London Centre. Name suggested by R. and P. Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 
MPC 100606

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Asteroid (21349) Bevoke

John Beverly "Bev" Oke (1928–2004) did his PhD at Princeton University and had an outstanding career in spectroscopy and instrument design for large telescopes. Name suggested by R. and P. Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 
MPC 100606

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Asteroid (21336) Andyblanchard

Andy Blanchard (b. 1956) founded AstroCATS, an annual telescope exhibit, in 2013, and won a Service Award from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in 2016. Name suggested by Robert Jedicke and Peter Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt
MPC 100606

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Asteroid (21330) Alanwhitman

Alan Douglas Whitman (b. 1946) is a Canadian amateur astronomer and former weather service officer. He is a skillful observer and has written and lectured widely. Name suggested by R. and P. Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 
MPC 100606

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Bulletin 2016 Jun

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