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2008 GA needs a home!

No proposals have been received for the 2008 General Assembly. The Annual Meeting is required by the Bylaws, but the paper sessions, tours, and social events which have become a part of the "GA Experience" are hosted by a local Centre. Unless a Centre steps forward to host the 2008 GA, the event may be cancelled.

Any Centre with the interest in hosting this event should contact Scott Young at sdy @ mts.net as soon as possible.

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Minutes from GA now available

The Minutes from National Council meetings NC062 and NC063, plus the Annual Meeting, all from the Ottawa General Assembly (May 19 to 21) are now available on the Members' Section of the RASC Web site.

This is history in action!

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10th Annual Star Night at Pinery Provincial Park

Saturday, July 29, was the tenth annual star night at the Pinery Provincial Park, located on the Lake Huron shore about 70km northwest of London. With 1000 campsites, Pinery is one of the largest of Ontario's overnight parks. 18 RASC London Centre members participated and there were 13 telescopes set up. A crowd of about 700 sat on the benches in the park Amphitheatre to hear RASC London Centre president Dave McCarter give an illustrated talk called "Tour the Summer Milky Way."

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Journal Rate Card Updated

Be an ambassador for the full-colour, on-line RASC Journal - print one (or more) Rate Card No. 6 and pass them around - people may be inspired to place an ad in our flagship publication! Click below to view the PDF file:

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Avis aux membres de la SRAC au sujet de nouvelles modalités de livraison du Journal de la SRAC (juillet 2006)

En février dernier, les membres de la Société ont voté en faveur du retrait du Journal, de la liste des bénéfices reliés au statut de membre. Subséquemment, le Conseil national a adopté une proposition visant à diffuser le Journal aux membres en format électronique. Ces décisions avaient pour but d'aider la Société à corriger son déficit opérationnel.

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Notice to All RASC Members Regarding Changes to the Delivery of The Journal of the RASC (July 2006)

In February of this year the Society membership voted to remove the entitlement to receive the Journal as a benefit of membership. The national council subsequently approved a proposal to change the default delivery mode of the Journal to members, from print to electronic. This initiative was undertaken to help correct the Society’s operating deficit.

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Asteroid Names with Canadian Connections

The FAQ with the list of asteroid names with Canadian connections has been updated and can be seen at http://www.rasc.ca/faq/asteroids/home.htm. There are almost 200 asteroids on the list now!

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Supernova Hunters featured on CBC Radio

On June 18th David Lane (Halifax) and Paul Gray (Moncton) will be the topic of a special feature on CBC Radio's Maritime Magazine. Taped during the past month the separate interviews have been assembled into a segment about their 10 years of supernova hunting failures and successes.

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Spruce Woods Star Party - September 1-4, 2006

Come Party under the stars with the members of RASC Winnipeg Centre, at the 2nd Annual Spruce Woods Summer Star Party, Labour Day long weekend, September 1 - 4. Early Registration ends on August 15th, so save a few dollars and sign up now.

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Regina Centre Trains CHIPP Staff

This quote from Alden Foraie, Regina Centre President, says it all...

I returned today from spending the weekend with Norm Leier at Cypress Hills giving Melody Nagel-Hisey's staff a crash course in astronomy.

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