Asteroid (230691) Van Vogt

Alfred Elton Van Vogt (1912–2000) was a Canadian-born science-fiction writer. The discoverer’s favorite stories are the three novels based on General Semantics: The World of Null-A, The Pawns of Null-A and The Null-A Three, together with The Voyage of The Space Beagle, published in 1950.

Ref: MPC 69496

Orbit type: Main Belt

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Asteroid (292051) Bohlender

Through high-resolution spectroscopy, David Bohlender (b. 1959) has greatly increased understanding of hot, peculiar stars, stellar magnetic fields and diffuse interstellar bands.

Orbit type: Main Belt 

Ref: MPC 78272

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EtM: First Name, Last Name

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EtM: First Name, Last Name

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Paul Gray

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The Sky This Month - November 2016

Cassiopeia

One of the most iconic asterisms in northern skies is the famous “W” Cassiopeia the Queen. Mythology states she was extremely vain and with the help of King Cepheus, was about to sacrifice their daughter Andromeda to appease the god. But the tale is not bleak as she was saved by Perseus. The five bright stars that make up Cassiopeia can be seen any time of year from Canadian soil as this is a circumpolar constellation.

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Bulletin 2016 Nov

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EtM: First Name, Last Name

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EtM: First Name, Last Name

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Explore the Moon

Explore the Moon is a new beginner's observing program (with certificate) that RASC is officially launching today!

http://www.rasc.ca/observing/explore-the-moon-observing-certificate

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