Isabel Williamson Lunar Certificate - Richard Weigand

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Messier Objects Certificate - Jo VandenDool

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Subaru

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Finest NGC Certificate - Darnell Ogrodnick

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RASC Centres provide views of May 9 Transit of Mercury

Several RASC Centres are providing opportunities for the public to observe the rare transit of Mercury on Monday May 9, 2016.

Mercury will take over seven hours to move across the face of the Sun. The planet will appear as a small black dot silhouetted on the Sun''s face. 

 

Transit of Mercury – Monday May 9, 2016

Planned Public Observing Sites

Edmonton Centre

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New RASC Centre

It seems appropriate on this May the Fourth, to welcome the Yukon Astronomical Society into the fold of the RASC. Our Board voted yesterday to approve their application to join us as the RASC Yukon Centre.
Let's give a big "Welcome" to our 29th Centre!

http://yukonastronomicalsociety.com/

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Canadian Astrophotography School at AstroCATS

Many of you have never attended a National GA. The assembly of RASC members from across Canada will take place in London from May 19 to the 23rd. If you love astronomy the way I do, then attending one of these conferences is a absolute mandatory bucket list item. Plus it's only $20 a day to attend, and that price includes Astrocats if you attend on the Saturday or Sunday.
 

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The Sky This Month - May 2016

Leo Major, Virgo and The Mercury Transit

According to mythology, the Nemean Lion named Leo had a reputation of terrorizing and preying upon people to satisfy its appetite. This man-eating beast was indestructible as weapons comprised of bronze, stone and even iron could not penetrate its skin. But the lion was no match for the mighty Hercules who strangled Leo and placed him in the night sky to show off his conquest.

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Bulletin 2016 May

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Explore the Universe Certificate - Mary Lou Whitehorne

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