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President's Corner

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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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RASC Executive Director Randy Attwood appears on CTV Canada AM discussing Philae comet lander

RASC Executive Director Randy Attwood appears on CTV Canada AM to talk about the reestablishment of communications with the Philae comet lander.

Watch the clip here!

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RASC 1st VP Colin Haig interview on CTV News discusses NASA's new "flying saucer" tests

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Canada Commits to TMT Funding

Canada has now become a full partner in the Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT). The TMT is one of the class of extremely large telescopes coming online in the near future, along with the European Extremely Large Telescope, and the Giant Magellan Telescope. These engines of discovery are designed to be highly productive scientific instruments to move our investigation of the universe to the next level.

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Our Light Pollution message makes headway

The RASC Dark Sky Preserve program and the efforts of Robert Dick and the Light Pollution Abatement Committee, of which he is the Chair, get a mention in this recent Canadian Press article.

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OH for rookies

Ottawa Centre member Paul Sadler has posted this excellent Newbie's Guide to the 2015 Oberver's Handbook on his blog. 

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Registration for the 2015 Halifax General Assembly is now open!

There is lots of information on the registration site, but here is a quick overview.
 
Schedule:
Wednesday, July 1: Travel Day
 
Thursday, July 2: National Advisory Council/Board meeting; Downtown exploration via shuttle service for self-directed tours for those not at the meeting; National Advisory Council/Board Reception (evening)
 
Friday, July 3: Main Tour (Wine and Tides); Pub Night
 
Saturday, July 4: Paper Sessions; Northcott Lecture
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Paul Delaney wins 2015 Qilak award from CASCA

Paul Delaney, long-time RASC member (Toronto Centre), has won the 2015 Qilak Award bestowed by CASCA, the Canadian society of professional astronomers. Paul has been a tireless and effective promoter of astronomy in Canada over three decades. He is presently Director of the York University Observatory (1986-), and Director of the Division of Natural Science at York (2002-).

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RASC 2016 Observer's Calendar call for images

Astronomical images and sketches of all types are invited for consideration for publication in the 2016 RASC Observer's Calendar including: deep sky, wide field, solar system, astronomical sketches and dramatic astronomically themed landscapes.

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