EtU recipient

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EtU recipient

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Messier Recipient

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The Sky This Month - March 2018

Moving into Spring,

One of the fainter constellations located in the sky this time of year is Cancer the Crab. Consisting of six moderately bright stars, one would have a difficult time searching for it in highly lit suburban skies. A great aid is first locating the main stars of Gemini the Twins namely Castor and Pollux off to the Crab’s right. Under country skies on a moonless night, the Cancer is easier to find along with its premiere object – M44, the Beehive Cluster.

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Bulletin 2018 Mar

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Open Letter to the Honourable Marc Garneau regarding the use of Green Laser Pointers

This letter was sent to the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minster Transport regarding the safe use of Green Laser Pointers.

Randy Attwood

Executive Director

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Messier Recipient

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Finest NGC recipient

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EtU recipient

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Asteroid (306128) Pipher

Judith Pipher (b. 1940) is an astrophysicist and Emeritus Professor at the University of Rochester. One of the first U.S. astronomers to observe the skies with an infrared array camera, she is known as “the mother of infrared astronomy.” She helped build and test infrared detectors for the Spitzer Space Telescope. Judith Pipher was born in Toronto. She graduated from Leaside High School in 1958 and earned a B.A. in astronomy from the University of Toronto in 1962.

Orbit Type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 108698

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