2018 General Assembly

The 2018 General Assembly will take place in Calgary from Thursday June 28 to Tuesday July 3 2018.

Registration details to come!

Schedule

  • Thursday June 28
    • Arrivals and check-in
    • Board of Directors meeting
    • 7:00 – 9:00 RAO Tour & Welcome BBQ
      • First Nations welcome
  • Friday June 29
    • Arrivals and check in
    • 9:30 – 10:00                        coffee & tea reception
    • 10:00 – 10:30                     Open GA and Welcome Delegates
      • with Keynote Speaker Dr. Robert Thirsk, Canadian Astronaut and Chancellor of the University of Calgary
    • 10:30 – 12:00                     RASC 150 Presentation
    • 12:00 – 1:00                        Lunch
    • 1:00 – 3:00                          National Council Meeting
    • 1:00 – 5:00                          Alan Dyer Deep Space Photography Workshop - $50
    • 1:00 – 5:00                          Tour of Cross Conservation Area – $15
      • Canada’s first Nocturnal Preserve
    • 5:00 – 6:15                          Buffet dinner $22
    • 6:30 – 10:00                       Social – cash bar
      • Plaskett Lecture – Dr. Fereshteh Rajabi
      • Big Reveal
      • Poster Presentations
  • Saturday June 30
    • 8:00 – 10:00                       Stampede Breakfast
    • 10:00 - 4:00                        Paper & Poster Presentations
      • Includes breaks and lunch
    • 5:00 – 6:00                          Buffet dinner - $21.50
    • 7:00 – 9:00                          Hogg Lecture
      • featuring Emily Lakdawalla of The Planetary Society
  • Sunday July 1
    • 8:00 – 9:00                          Breakfast
    • 9:00 – 10:30                        RASC General Meeting
    • 10:30 – 11:00                      Break
    • 11:00 – 12:00                      National Council Meeting
    • 12:00 – 1:00                        Lunch
    • 1:00 – 3:30                          150th Presentations
    • 3:30 – 4:00                          Break
    • 4:00 – 5:00                          Group Photo
    • 6:30 – 9:30                          Banquet & Awards $50 (216 max)
      • with guest speaker Dr. Tanya Harrison
  • Monday  July 2
    • OPTIONAL TOUR              $75
      • Includes boxed lunch
    • 8:00 – Pick up at Hotel Alma
    • Badlands Tour
      • Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology
      • Drumheller Badlands / KT Boundry
      • Trek Centre
    • 4:00 return to Alma
  • Tuesday July 3
    • OPTIONAL TOUR              $75
      • Includes boxed lunch
    • 8:00 – Pick up at Hotel Alma
    • Mars analog tour
      • Columbia Icefields
    • 4:00 return to Alma

 

Call for Paper and Poster presentations

We invite you to submit a proposal for a paper or a poster to be presented during the 2018 General Assembly in Calgary. We are celebrating 150 years of the RASC and 60 years of the Calgary Centre, so presentations with a historical focus are particularly apt. The abstract deadline is April 30. You will be notified by May 20 if your paper or poster topic has been accepted.

Further details regarding abstract submission and on paper and poster sessions will be posted on the GA 2018 website. Paper length will be in the 15-20 minute range. Posters should fit a 4 by 4 foot (120 by 120 cm) board.

For more information on Paper and Poster Presentations contact: Judy Sterner (judy.sterner@gmail.com)

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