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THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA COMET AND NOVA SECTION Bulletin No. 2 March 1, 1962 The Comet and Nova programme is gradually taking shape. To date, I have received replies to Bulletin 1 from the ten Centres of Halifax, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Montreal, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Quebec, Vancouver, and Victoria. More than half show a definite interest in this programme, and I have received the first negative reports from the Montreal Centre. As you probably know, the General Assembly of the R.A.S.C. will be held in Edmonton on May 18-20, Although the C & N section has just started, it is hoped that it will be possible to represent this section in the display that will be held. If your Centre has decided to take part in this programme, would you please send me reports made by your members, or if observations have not been made, please send a list of names of those who will take part and the areas they will observe. To be sure that your Centre is represented as taking part in the C & N section, reports should be sent to me no later than April 15. To date, five forms exist explaining the C & N Programme in detail, and all Centres should now have these. There is one type of search not described on these forms which may interest observers of deep sky objects. It is possible a telescopic nova may appear in a galaxy or star cluster. If he wishes, the observer may make a systematic search for novae in these objects, and made reports on C & N form #2. Keep watching the sky. You may discover a new star! 411 Brixton Avenue Jim Low, St. Lambert, P.Q. National Coordinator, Comet and Nova Section, Standing Committee on Observational Activities, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
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