Revised Vision, Mission, and Values Statements

At the 2015 February 9 Board of Director's meeting, revised Vision, Mission, and Values statements were approved. They now read:

The RASC Vision To be Canada's premiere organization of amateur and professional astronomers, promoting Astronomy to all.

The RASC Mission To enhance understanding of and inspire curiosity about the Universe, through public outreach, education, and support for astronomical research.

The RASC Values

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Asteroid (33963) Moranhidalgo

Camila Moran-Hidalgo (b. 2002) was awarded second place in the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her biomedical engineering project. She attends the Westdale Secondary School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

MPC 110626
Orbit type: Main Belt 

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Explore the Universe recipient

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Explore the Moon recipient

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The Sky This Month - July 2018

The Milky Way and Big Bold Mars

Opposed to the Big Dipper that is seen all year round, Sagittarius the Archer appears low in the south skies for only a few months. With so many celestial objects to hunt down, we definitely have our work cut out.

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Bulletin 2018 Jul

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Explore the Universe recipient

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Annual Report 2017 - Extended

The extended version includes the following:

  • President’s Message
  • Executive Director's Report
  • Secretary’s Message
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Auditor’s Report
  • Balance Sheet/Statement of Changes in Net Assets
  • Statement of Revenue, Expenditure
  • Notes to the Financial Statements
  • Annual Meeting Minutes—2017
  • Centre Financial Reports for Fiscal 2017
  • 2017 Centre Activity Reports
  • 2018 Award Winners
  • 2018 Centre Addresses and Executives
  • 2018 National Council
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The Sky This Month - June 2018

Bootes And Serpens

This month the constellation Bootes is high in the sky and just past the meridian. Its prominent star called Arcturus is 37 light years (ly) away and shines at zero magnitude. Simply follow the stars in the Big Dipper’s handle as it arcs down to Arcturus. This spectral class K0 supergiant shines 113 times brighter than our Sun measure 26 solar diameters across or one quarter the size of the orbit of Mercury.

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Bulletin 2018 Jun

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