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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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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Christa Van Laerhoven

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The Sky This Month - September 2017

Late Summer Observing

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The Sky This Month - August 2017

The Long Awaited Eclipse

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Asteroid (22475) Stanrunge

Stanley Edward John Runge (b.1956-11-26 in Winnipeg) is an experienced amateur astronomer and an
active member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Winnipeg Centre.
Name suggested by Peter Jedicke and Robert Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 
Ref: MPC 105568

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Asteroid (22448) RickSaunders

John Richard Saunders (b.1956) attended York University for one year and is retired from a career as a Research Communicator for the Canadian military and an Air Traffic Specialist for NavCanada. Applying his considerable skills in electronics and optics, he and a buddy run TOGA. That's "Two Old Guys Astrogear." They make astronomy accessories.

Rick began a term as President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, London Centre, in 2012.
Name suggested by Peter Jedicke and Robert Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 
Ref: MPC 105568

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JRASC 2017 August

Inside this issue:

Diamond Ring and Black-Drop Effects
Maps of Light Pollution
Exoplanet τ Boötis b

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