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The Sky This Month - July 2011

Ophiuchus – The Mystery Constellation

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The Sky This Month - August 2011

The Glory Of The Night


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The Sky This Month - September 2011

Looking Up At Royalty

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Help Wanted: Constitution Renewal for 2010


In 2009-10, the Constitution Committee will be working on a process to renew the Society's Constitution. The last major revision to the Society's bylaws was completed in the early 1990s. In 2009-10 the Constitution Committee will be conducting a through review of the Society's Constitution with a view to making it more flexible and modern. Two or three volunteers are needed to work on this project on a part-time basis from September 2009 until about August 2010.


 

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The Sky This Month - December 2007

Winter’s River

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Stan Runge awarded the Winnipeg Centre Service Award

Winnipeg Centre member Stan Runge received the Winnipeg Centre Service Award earlier this month. The award recognizes Stan for his many years of service to the Centre and to the Society.

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Vance Petriew Honoured by AAVSO

Arne Henden, Director of the AAVSO, took Vance Petriew by surprise when he asked him to come forward for a special Director's Service Award at the Banquet of Astronomy Roundup 2007 in Calgary, Alberta.

Vance took on the challenge of amassing and converting over 70,000 records at the AAVSO. Here is their write-up from the AAVSO Web site, www.aavso.org/aavso/about/volunteers.shtml

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International Dark Sky Symposium at Mont Megantic Report

The International Dark Sky Association Symposium at the ASTROLab at Mont-Mégantic Provincial Park was held from September 19-21 at Mont Mégantic Observatory. In addition to speakers from the RASC, speakers from the International Darksky Association (IDA), Parks Canada, lighting companies, engineers and light pollution researchers from North American and Europe presented a wide range of talks on the subject.

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Kouchibouguac National Park declared NB's first Dark Sky Preserve

Kouchibouguac National Park has been declared New Brunswick's first Dark Sky Preserve.

 

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RASC's Toronto Centre to Operate Dunlap Observatory

TORONTO, April 22 - The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre and Metrus Development Inc. feel that Earth Day is an appropriate moment to celebrate the imminent return of one of Canada's most beloved astronomy landmarks to active service.


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