Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) Science Interns Outreach Project

Funding available to support science and/or technology internships! Opportunity to invest in future of natural resources sector

(Ottawa, Ontario) – Now is your chance to gain exposure to bright young science and technology grads, while ensuring the future health of the natural resources sector – all while benefiting from internship funding support.  It’s all part of the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) Science Interns Outreach Project* and runs until March 2011. The program provides an opportunity to recent graduates in science or engineering to gain meaningful work experience within their field of studies.

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Observer's Calendars... Get'm While They're Hot Off the Press!!!

It is that time again - 2011 Observer's Calendars are now in stock and ready to ship! For more info and ordering info is here.

The 2011 Handbook should be shipping mid to late October, pre-orders are now accepting.

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Live Telescope and Observatory Webchat Program

On Friday, Oct 15, from 3-4:00pm Eastern Time, astronomer Dr. Thomas Statler will give a remote, live tour of a modern astronomical telescope at the MDM Observatory in Arizona. This tour will give viewers an insight into practical astronomy, including how astronomers operate the telescope and how Dr. Statler's team is using it to study near-Earth asteroids.

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President Whitehorne's GA talk on the Web

President Mary Lou Whitehorne gives clear and compelling reasons for supporting science, outreach, and education in the talk she gave at the Freericton GA in early July.

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Audouin Dollfus (1924 November 12 – 2010 October 1)

It is with sadness that we report the demise of RASC Honorary Member and distinguished planetary scientist, Audouin Dollfus. He was 85.

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Dr. Brian G. Marsden (1937-2010)

RASC members will be saddened to learn that one of our most distinguished contributors to the Observer's Handbook has recently passed away.

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David Levy Profile of Tim Doucette

RASC member Tim Doucette is in the news again! Tim, a noted astrophotographer and visual observer, is legally blind. That, however, does not stop him from doing quality astronomy, and encouraging others to do the same through the RASC.

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Easy Outreach Event Reporting Online Now!

Has your Centre been doing outreach events? We’d love to have your information for future fund raising efforts. Now you can go online and report your numbers quickly and easily. It only takes a minute. Go to and look under "Society" then at the bottom of the "Centres" menu.

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Join MAP and help promote the Society

Recent changes in National Office and tentative marketing and membership initiatives we are looking for a couple of members interested in participating in the development of the new RASC Marketing, Promotions, and Membership services.

Please contact Chris Weadick (MAP Chair) with any questions and request to help form part of the new RASC Strategy!

Thanks in advance
Chris Weadick
MAP Chair
chris.weadick @

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Position Statement - Green Laser Pointer Usage

Position Statement of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

On Green Laser Pointer Usage

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s (RASC) mission is to encourage improved understanding of astronomy for all, through education, outreach, research, publication, partnership, enjoyment, and community. The RASC advocates the safe and responsible use of green laser pointers (GLPs).

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