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VP Colin Haig discusses the Planck "time machine" on CTV news

Thanks to new information from the European Space Agency's Planck space telescope, the universe has been revealed to be about 80 million years older than previously thought, is expanding slightly slower, has less dark energy, and contains more dark matter and ordinary matter.

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RASC's Dave Chapman to be interviewed on CBC Radio

Attention all Nova Scotia members!

Tune in to CBC Radio 1 at 5:50 p.m. today to hear Stephanie Domet chat with RASC member and Observer's Handbook Editor Dave Chapman.

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The Sky This Month - March 2013

Getting Ready For Comet PanSTARRS

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Asteroids and Impacts Webinar a Smashing Success!


On February 15th, a small asteroid plunged into Earth’s atmosphere over Russia, causing damage and injuries. Nobody saw it coming. The same day, astronomers expected asteroid 2012DA14 to make a very close, but harmless, approach to Earth. Both events captured media attention worldwide. It was an educational opportunity not to be missed!

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RASC quoted in the Star on Google Copernicus doodle

Today is the anniversary of Nicholas Copernicus' birth (1473 February 19), and Google marked the event by creating a animated doodle of the heliocentric (Sun-centred) Copernican system.

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RASC members speak to national media about today's meteor and asteroid (UPDATED)

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It's been a busy morning here at the RASC, with members Andrew Fazekas, Colin Haig, Chris Gainor, Dave Lane, and Randy Attwood all providing interviews with the national media to discuss both the meteor landing in Russia and this afternoon's asteroid fly-by.


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