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The Sky This Month - January 2016

The River Eridanus,

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The RASC welcomes Governor General David Johnston as its Patron

To Members of the RASC.

We applied for viceregal patronage some time ago, and this week we are pleased to announce that:

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, has accepted to become Patron of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Patronage has the following requirements. The organization must:

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Thunder Bay Centre Names an Exoplanet

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THUNDER BAY CENTRE – ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA

Thunder Bay Amateur Astronomers Name a Planet

Members of the Thunder Bay Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC)  have officially named a planetary system.  They join over a dozen other astronomy groups from around the world who entered the International  Astronomical Union’s (IAU) NameExoWorld contest, and had their entry obtain the most votes on-line.

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The Sky This Month - December 2015

A Long Awaited Comet,

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The Sky This Month - November 2015

The Great Square

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The Sky This Month - November 2015

The Great Square

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President's Corner

Read the President's Corner message excerpted from the October Journal at www.rasc.ca/presidents-corner

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The Sky This Month - October 2015

The Swan and the Fox

Step outside on these cool autumn nights about an hour after sunset and look up. Cygnus the Swan also known as the Northern Cross is well positioned overhead and easily recognized. The faint glow of the Milky Way is the collective glow of millions of stars too dim to be distinguished individually by the human eye. This stellar cloud of stars is perfectly positioned along the long neck of the swan which is the perfect guide when attempting to glimpse the galactic arms of our Milky Way Galaxy from light polluted suburban skies.

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