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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Observer's Handbook 1978

the observer’s handbook for 1978 is the seventieth edition. It has now grown to 128 pages: the predictions of total and grazing lunar occultations have been con­ siderably expanded to cover the whole of Canada and the U.S., and about a dozen other sections have been extensively revised and/or expanded.

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Observer's Handbook 1977

the observer’s handbook for 1977 is the sixty-ninth edition. There are some changes and additions: the presentation of the configurations of Jupiter’s satellites, and of the sun’s selenographic colongitude, is different (see pg. 34); a diagram showing twilight and sidereal time has been added (pg. 12); the section on “Planets” has been rewritten and extended; and some “Suggestions for Further Reading” have been added. The index is now on the last page.

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Observer's Handbook 1976

the observer’s handbook for 1976 is the sixty-eighth edition. I wish to thank all those who assisted in its preparation: those whose names appear in the various sections, those mentioned below, and especially my editorial assistant, John F. A. Perkins.

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Observer's Handbook 1975

the observer’s handbook for 1975 is the sixty-seventh edition. I wish to thank all those who assisted in its preparation: those whose names appear in the various sec­ tions, those mentioned below, and especially my editorial assistant John F. A. Perkins.

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Observer's Handbook 1974

the observer’s handbook for 1974 is the sixty-sixth edition. I wish to thank all those who assisted in its preparation: those whose names appear in the various sections, and my assistant editor Marie Fidler Litchinsky. Special thanks go to Margaret W. Mayall, Director of the A.A.V.S.O., for the predictions of Algol and of the variable stars, to Leslie V. Morrison and Gordon E.

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EtU recipient

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EtU recipient

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EtU rrecipient

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Observer's Handbook 1973

the observer’s handbook for 1973 is the sixty-fifth edition. The major change in this edition is the inclusion of data on grazing occultations over Canada. These data were supplied by Mr. L. V. Morrison of the British Nautical Almanac Office.

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