Asteroid (21361) CarsonMark

Jordan Carson Mark was born on 1913-07-06 in Lindsay, Ontario. He did his undergraduate degree in mathematics and physics at the University of Western Ontario in 1935 and received a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Toronto in 1938. Then he taught mathematics at the University of Manitoba from 1938 until 1943, and spent two years at the Montreal laboratory of the National Research Council of Canada before going to Los Alamos National Laboratory in May 1945 as part of the Manhattan Project.

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Asteroid (21360) Bobduff

Robert Ian Duff (b. 1946-05-23) is an amateur astronomer who has served as Librarian and Outreach Coordinator for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, London Centre. Bob won the Service Award in 2009 and the RASC Qilak Award in 2013. Name suggested and citation prepared by Robert Jedicke and Peter Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 

Ref: MPC 101215

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Astroimaging Certificate - Robert Lewis

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Awards deadline

Awards Deadline

The Awards Committee needs your input -- now is the time to nominate that special person in your Centre, or that unsung hero, whoever it may be. Nominations will be accepted up to and including 2016 December 31. Don't hesitate, grab a pen and jot down the details about that special person -- what makes him or her deserving of nationwide recognition.

Send nominations by email to the RASC Awards Committee <awards@lists.rasc.ca>

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Explore the Universe Certificate - John Peddle

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The Sky This Month - September 2016

Our Neighbouring Galaxy

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Messier Certificate - Emile Cormier

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Explore the Universe Certificate

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Volunteers Wanted - Information Technology Committee

The Information Technology is looking for volunteers to help out with a number of support and development projects that we have underway. We are looking for skilled individuals with a command of PHP and web technologies to assist with a number of projects including:

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Asteroid (22378) Gaherty

Geoff Gaherty (1941-2016) was an amateur astronomer who wrote about observing and won the Chant Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in 2008. Geoff earned a B.Sc. from McGill University in mathematics and physics in 1964, an M.A. from the University of Toronto in anthropology in 1966 and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto also in anthropology in 1970. An obituary for Geoff is here. Name suggested by Robert and Peter Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt
Ref: MPC 101206

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