EtU Local Certification Centres

P2RASC Explore the Universe Program

Local Certification Centres

Some RASC Centres are Local Certification Centres for the Explore the Universe certificate directly through local observing committees. If your RASC Centre is in the list below, apply to the indiviudual named there to request your Explore the Universe certificate and pin. Normally, the certiticate and pin will be presented to the recipient at a meeting of the Centre.

RASC Centres who would like information about how to become a Local Certification Centre are invited to scroll down this page for an overview.

Note that the all other observing certificates are approved and issued by the RASC Observing Committee.

RASC Centre (East to West) Province Contact Person
St. John's Centre Newfoundland & Labrador Nikolay Damyanov
Halifax Centre Nova Scotia Sean Dzafovic
New Brunswick Centre New Brunswick Emma MacPhee
Centre francophone de Montréal Québec Patrice Scattolin
Montreal Centre Québec David Shuman and Paul Simard
Ottawa Centre Ontario Chris Teron
Kingston Centre Ontario Rick Wagner
Belleville Centre Ontario Randy Boddam
Toronto Centre Ontario Peter Richards
Mississauga Centre Ontario Jo VandenDool
Hamilton Centre Ontario Roger Hill
Kitchener-Waterloo Centre Ontario Karol Socander
London Centre Ontario Dale Armstrong
Sarnia Centre Ontario Marty Cogswell
Sudbury Ontario Linda Pulliah
Thunder Bay Centre Ontario Ted Bronson
Winnipeg Centre Manitoba Dennis Lyons
Regina Centre Saskatchewan Vance Petriew
Saskatoon Centre Saskatchewan Darrel Chatfield
Calgary Centre Alberta Jack Milliken
Edmonton Centre Alberta Murray Paulson & Bruce McCurdy
Prince George Centre British Columbia Blair Stunder
Okanagan Centre British Columbia Guy Mackie
Vancouver Centre British Columbia
Sunshine Coast Centre British Columbia Charles Ennis
Victoria Centre British Columbia Jim Stillburn
Yukon Centre Yukon Vikki Zsohar

Members of other Centres, unattached members, or non-members should email or mail their application to:

RASC Observing Committee Chair
c/o Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

Blair Stunder
2564 Ridgeview Drive
Prince George, B.C.
V2K 4A2 


E-mail the Observing Committee

Local Certification Centre Information

Any RASC Centre with an active observing group should consider becoming a Local Certification Centre: The Centre must identify a member who will review and approve applications for the Explore the Universe certificate (ideally, that member would be an active observer who promotes RASC observing programs and mentors beginning observers). Send the name to the RASC Observing Chair for inclusion in the above list.

Upon approving an application, the Centre contact will email the Society Office to request the printing and delivery of the certificate. Please provide the name of the recipient, the date of the presentation, the preferred language, and the name and address of the Centre contact. The Society Office will mail the certificate and pin to the Centre contact for award at a Centre meeting. Include the RASC Observing Chair ( in the email request, so that the name can be immediately posted to the RASC website.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 12:58am