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 (16972) Neish

Catherine D. Neish (b. 1981) is a professor at the University of Western Ontario who studies Titan, the Moon and Venus using orbital radar. Previously known by the moniker Katie Dot, she is an avid scuba diver, a champion for social justice, and mother to Penelope.

Reference: MPC 107739

Orbit type: Main Belt 

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Astroimaging Deep Sky - Tony Schellinck

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The Sky This Month - December 2017

Taurus the Bull

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Shane Grassing EtM

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Bulletin 2017 Dec

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Jeff Hiscock

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Annual Report 2016 - 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—2016
  • Centre Financial Reports for Fiscal 2016
  • 2016 Centre Activity Reports
  • 2016 Award Winners
  • 2017 Centre Addresses and Executives
  • 2017 National Council
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Asteroid (117390) Stephanegendron

Stephane Gendron (b. 1963) is Materials and Thermal Engineer at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and he acted as the CSA Thermal Engineer in the project OLA, a sophisticated Lidar instrument provided by CSA for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.

Orbit type: Main Belt 
Ref: MPC 107121


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Shane Grassing

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