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The Sky This Month - November 2016

Cassiopeia

One of the most iconic asterisms in northern skies is the famous “W” Cassiopeia the Queen. Mythology states she was extremely vain and with the help of King Cepheus, was about to sacrifice their daughter Andromeda to appease the god. But the tale is not bleak as she was saved by Perseus. The five bright stars that make up Cassiopeia can be seen any time of year from Canadian soil as this is a circumpolar constellation.

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Explore the Moon

Explore the Moon is a new beginner's observing program (with certificate) that RASC is officially launching today!

http://www.rasc.ca/observing/explore-the-moon-observing-certificate

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The Sky This Month - October 2016

Aquarius the Water Bearer

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Awards deadline

Awards Deadline

The Awards Committee needs your input -- now is the time to nominate that special person in your Centre, or that unsung hero, whoever it may be. Nominations will be accepted up to and including 2016 December 31. Don't hesitate, grab a pen and jot down the details about that special person -- what makes him or her deserving of nationwide recognition.

Send nominations by email to the RASC Awards Committee <awards@lists.rasc.ca>

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The Sky This Month - September 2016

Our Neighbouring Galaxy

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Volunteers Wanted - Information Technology Committee

The Information Technology is looking for volunteers to help out with a number of support and development projects that we have underway. We are looking for skilled individuals with a command of PHP and web technologies to assist with a number of projects including:

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The Sky This Month - August 2016

Summer Time Treats part 2

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The Sky This Month - July 2016

Summer Time Treats part 1

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The Sky This Month - June 2016

Bootes The Herdsman

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RASC Centres provide views of May 9 Transit of Mercury

Several RASC Centres are providing opportunities for the public to observe the rare transit of Mercury on Monday May 9, 2016.

Mercury will take over seven hours to move across the face of the Sun. The planet will appear as a small black dot silhouetted on the Sun''s face. 

 

Transit of Mercury – Monday May 9, 2016

Planned Public Observing Sites

Edmonton Centre

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