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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Explore the Universe

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Bulletin 2017 Aug

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The Sky This Month - August 2017

The Long Awaited Eclipse

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EtM: Judy Black

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Asteroid (22475) Stanrunge

Stanley Edward John Runge (b.1956-11-26 in Winnipeg) is an experienced amateur astronomer and an
active member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Winnipeg Centre.
Name suggested by Peter Jedicke and Robert Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 
Ref: MPC 105568

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Asteroid (22448) RickSaunders

John Richard Saunders (b.1956) attended York University for one year and is retired from a career as a Research Communicator for the Canadian military and an Air Traffic Specialist for NavCanada. Applying his considerable skills in electronics and optics, he and a buddy run TOGA. That's "Two Old Guys Astrogear." They make astronomy accessories.

Rick began a term as President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, London Centre, in 2012.
Name suggested by Peter Jedicke and Robert Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 
Ref: MPC 105568

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Asteroid (33511) Austinwang

Han Jie (Austin) Wang (b. 1998) was awarded best of category and first place in the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his microbiology project. He also received the Gordon E. Moore Award. He attends the David Thompson Secondary School, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Orbit type: Main Belt 

Ref: MPC 105282

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Asteroid (33509) Mogilny

Daniel Mogilny (b. 1998) was awarded second place in the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his systems software project. He attends the Holy Trinity School, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.
Orbit type: Main Belt 
Ref: MPC 105282

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Asteroid (33508) Drewnik

Dennis Adrian Drewnik (b. 1998) was awarded best of category and first place in the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his plant sciences project. He also received the Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS Award. He attends the Sisler High School, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Orbit type: Main Belt 
Ref: MPC 105282

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