Explore the Universe Certificate - Janine Lee

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Finest NGC Certificate - Melody Hamilton

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Messier Objects Certificate - Francois-Olivier Houle

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Explore the Universe Certificate - Emile Cormier

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RASC member Jim Chung's book published by Springer!

 

Astro-Imaging Projects for Amateur Astronomers, Jim Chung's intelligent and attractively written guide to making and adapting imaging and observing gear, has recently appeared in Springer's Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series.

Those familiar with Jim's articles in the RASC's Journal will know of his genius for devising understandable and doable solutions which perform as well as their commercial counterparts, and at a fraction of the cost.

We congratulate Jim on the appearance of his book!

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The Sky This Month - September 2015

Capricorn, Aquarius and a Lunar Eclipse

Moving eastward from the great Teapot of Sagittarius, we continue our voyage along the ecliptic to Capricornus – The Goat. This constellation takes up 414 square degrees of sky making it the 40th largest constellation. To date – nine planets have been found orbiting five stars in Capricorn. The stars that make up the asterism are of average brightness, running in the range of magnitude 2.8 to 4.5.

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Bulletin 2015 Sep

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Asteroid (13585) Justinsmith

Justin Erik Halld´or Smith (1972) is an American-Canadian philosopher, at present a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Sciences at Diderot University, Paris. His recent book Nature, Human Nature and Human Difference (2015) is a collection of philosophical essays.

Orbit Type: Main Belt

Reference: MPC 95310

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Messier Objects Certificate - Ted Wang

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Isabel Williamson Lunar Certificate - Richard Wagner

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