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 (345842) Alexparker

Alex H. Parker (b. 1987) is an American astronomer whose research on asteroids and trans-neptunian objects has contributed to the understanding of solar system formation and evolution. He is the co-discoverer of several minor planets.

His 2011 Ph.D. “Ultra-Wide Trans-Neptunian Binaries: Tracers of the Outer Solar System’s History” was completed at the University of Victoria, Advisor: Dr. JJ Kavelaars.

Ref: MPC 85915
Orbit type: Main Belt 

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The Sky This Month - October 2017

Aquarius 

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Bulletin 2017 Oct

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Astroimaging Wide-Field - Tony Schellinck

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Christa Van Laerhoven

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(204786) Wehlau

William Henry Wehlau (1926-1995) was an American-born Canadian astronomer who pioneered the field of stellar surface mapping using observed rotational variability of surface abundances and magnetic field strength. He served on the Board of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope from 1974 to 1985.

 

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Astroimaging Wide-Field - Rick Stankiewicz

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Astroimaging Wide-Field - Kersti Meema

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Vance Petriew

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