Messier Objects Certificate - Norma Jensen

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Explore the Universe Certificate - Adriana Billings

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Explore the Universe Certificate - Deann Hunt

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Explore the Universe Certificate - Dave McKenzie

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The Sky This Month - April 2016

Gemini Twins

After a long cold winter, we now get to enjoy some spring observing. Gemini the Twins in one of Ptolemy’s 48 original constellations and in fact the word Gemini comes from the Latin meaning “twins”. Dominated by the stars Castor and Pollux, Gemini’s outlines twin figures. Mythology states Pollux is the son of the mighty Zeus whereas Castor was a mere mortal. As the story goes, they were placed in the sky to be together for all time. Although the two stars might appear close in brightness, they physical properties are quite different.

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Bulletin 2016 April

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Explore the Universe Certificate - Eric Beresford

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Dr. Jim Hesser honoured with the NRC Schneider Medal

Dr. Jim Hesser, long-time RASC member and past Honorary President, has been awarded the National Research Council's 2015 W.G. Schneider Medal for his inspiring decades-long contribution to the pursuit of excellence in Canadian government astronomy, both as a productive researcher, and as the Director of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory for nearly three decades (1986-2014). The award also recognizes Jim’s committed advocacy of astronomy as a integral part of our broader cultural life, both here and abroad.

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Explore the Universe Certificate - Jean-Bruno Desrosiers

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Messier Objects Certificate - Alan Duffy

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