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December 7, 2011... RASC NB Meeting...
  Join us this Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Université de Moncton in Moncton (Engineering Building, Room 148 G2) for our regular monthly meeting. Attached you will find the agenda for the general meeting. The general meeting begins at 1:00 PM. We’ll likely be going out for supper afterwards so you may want to include this in your plans for the day. What better way to spend the day than talking astronomy, enjoying good company, and sharing a good meal with friends? See you Saturday!
 
November 16, 2011... RASC NB Meeting...
  Join us this Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the Saint John Free Public Library for our regular monthly meeting. There will be a business meeting beginning at Noon and running until just before the general meeting. General members are welcome to attend, but will not be able to participate in discussion or vote, on issues. But, it is a good way to keep up to date on what is happening in your Centre. Attached you will find the agenda for the general meeting. The general meeting begins at 1:00 PM. We’ll likely be going out for supper afterwards so you may want to include this in your plans for the day. What better way to spend the day than talking astronomy, enjoying good company, and sharing a good meal with friends? See you Saturday!
 
November 4, 2011... Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year 2011 Award...
  Congratulations to Kathryn Aurora Gray who received Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year 2011 Award as a result of her Supernova discovery earlier this year. For additional details check out the Glamour article
 
October 17, 2011... Star Party Feedback...
  If you attended one of our Star Parties this past summer we would appreciate your feeback. Below are links for each of the four Star Parties that were held. We encourage you to submit feedback for each Star Party you attended. Each survey should only take a few moments to complete.
 
October 10, 2011... RASC NB CENTRE Annual General Meeting...
  The RASC N.B. Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, October 15, 2011 in Fredericton, NB at the Wu Conference Centre on the UNB campus. There will be a business meeting from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM followed by the Annual General Meeting from 9:45 AM - 5:00 PM.

Annual General Meeting Agenda
 
October 3, 2011... RASC NB CENTRE Rental Scope...
  The RASC NB Centre Telescope, who mirror was ground at the Eleventh Mid-Atlantic Mirror Making Seminar is now available for rent. Please check out the Rent-A-Scope page for details.

Just a reminder as well - the Annual Meeting will take place on October 15 at the Wu Conference Centre in Fredericton, NB. The speakers this year include a professional astronomer and an optomterist plus several others...Hope to see you there!
 
September 7, 2011... RASC NB Meeting...
  Join us on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the NBCC in Miramichi (Room A1145) for our regular monthly meeting. In addition to the regular meeting there will also be a business meeting. Please see the following attachments for the Business and General meeting.
Business meeting
General meeting
 
August 25, 2011... International Statistical Literacy Poster Campaign...
  Congratulations to one of our younger members, Holly Ayles, and her friend Emily Baxter. They have a won the International Statistical Literacy Poster Competition at the 58th ISI World Statistics Congress for work on light pollution. You can see the poster, along with all the other awards, in the ISI & Sections' Awards Ceremony 2010-2011 presentation.

More Information
The International Statistical Institute
Daily Gleaner article
 
August 10, 2011... Dark Sky Recognition...
  On Friday, August 12, 2011 come join us at the Irving Nature Park in Saint John, NB to celebrate the Park's designation as Canada's first Urban Star Park by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. For a complete schedule of astronomical events you can check out the Saint John Astronomy Club's website for all the activities.

In addition, one of our younger members, Holly Ayles, and her friend Emily Baxter, have won a national award from the International Statistical Literacy Poster Campaign for work on light pollution. The poster is now competing at the International Level and you can find more details in this article from the Daily Gleaner, a Fredericton, NB daily newspaper.
 
July 12, 2011... And Still More Star Parties...
  The final details have come together for two additional star parties - the Fundy National Park StarGaze and the C.O.W Summer StarGaze VIII. For more information follow the links below

More information about the C.O.W Summer Stargaze VIII

More information about the Fundy StarGaze
 
July 2, 2011... Mount Carleton Star Party...
  You are invited to attend the second RASC NB star party event of this year. The Mount Carleton Star Party will be held from July 29 - August 1 at Moount Carleton Provincial Park. This is your chance to join us in a friendly atmosphere under pristine dark skies for a wonderful observing experience.

More information about the park - Mount Carleton Provincial Park

More information about the event - Mount Carleton Star Party
 
June 22, 2011... RASC NB Club Rental Scopes...
  RASC NB Members in good standing are encouraged to submit their ideas for name of the Club Telescope. Please review the rules and let your creativity flow keeping in mind there is a September 11, 2011 deadline.
To submit your suggestion(s) just download (Right-Click the following link and select the Save Link As... option) the Club Rental Scope Naming form, fill it out, and send it back to Adrien Bordage.
 
June 8, 2011... RASC NB Meeting...
  Summer is quickly approaching and our last monthly meeting until September will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at at Université de Moncton in Moncton (Engineering Building, Room 148 G2). Keep in mind that there are several Star Parties over the summer which our memebers will be attending. Check out Meeting Information section for dates and details.
There will be a business meeting beginning at 10:30 AM with the following agenda. General members are welcome to attend, but will not be able to participate in discussion or vote, on issues. It is a good way to keep up to date on what’s happening in your Centre.
Attached you will find the agenda for the general meeting. The general meeting begins at 1:00 PM. We’ll likely be going out for supper afterwards so you may want to include this in your plans for the day. What better way to spend the day than talking astronomy, enjoying good company, and sharing a good meal with friends? See you Saturday!
 
May 23, 2011... Kouchibouquac Spring Star Fest Recap...
  Though the weather condition were less than ideal there were some great astronomy related activities at Kouchibouquac National Park this past weekend and several of our RASC NB members were in attendance. Check out Adrien's recap
 
May 14, 2011... Solar System Scale...
  Check out this item that one of our members, Guy Arnold, found on the Space.com website. The article puts a new and unique perspective on the scale of the Solar system.
 
May 10, 2011... RASC NB Meeting...
  Join us this Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the NBCC in Miramichi (Room A1125) for our regular monthly meeting. Attached you will find the agenda for the general meeting. The general meeting begins at 1:00 PM. We’ll likely be going out for supper afterwards so you may want to include this in your plans for the day. What better way to spend the day than talking astronomy, enjoying good company, and sharing a good meal with friends? See you Saturday!
 
May 1, 2011... It's Astronomy Week...
  Local clubs and their members will be out and about during the week leading up to Astronomy Day on Saturday May 7 so keep an eye out for them and their telescopes should the skies be clear. Popular hangouts include mall and store entrances where views of Saturn can be caught through telescopes.

On Saturday, local clubs can be found in malls and markets with various astronomical displays in addition to equipment displays. Solar observing will also be possible assuming the weather cooperates and if not we are always available to chat and answer any questions you might have about astronomy. For example, in Saint John we will be at Brunswick Square and Lancaster Mall in addition to a Public Observing session at the Irving Nature Park on Friday evening (Rain date of Saturday). In Fredericton, RASC members will be present at the Boyce's Farmer's Market from 7:00 AM until 1:00 PM and in the Moncton area, members will be at the Dieppe Market.
 
April 24, 2011... Kouchibouquac Spring Star Fest...
  You are invited to attend the first RASC NB star party event of this year. The first annual Kouchibouquac Spring Star Fest will be held on May 20-22 at Kouchibouquac National Park. This is your chance to kick off the year with a fun filled event under the pristine dark skies of one of canada's officially designated dark sky preserve sites.

More information about the park - Kouchibouquac National Park / Park Map

More information about the event - Spring Star Fest
 
April 13, 2011... RASC NB Meeting...
  Join us this Saturday, April 16, 2011 at UNB in Fredericton (the Forestry & Geology Building, Room 203) for our regular monthly meeting. There will be a brief business meeting beginning (review agenda) at 12:15 PM and running until just before the general meeting. General members are welcome to attend, but will not be able to participate in discussion or vote, on issues. It is a good way to keep up to date on what’s happening in your Centre. Attached you will find the agenda for the general meeting. The general meeting begins at 1:00 PM. We’ll likely be going out for supper afterwards so you may want to include this in your plans for the day. What better way to spend the day than talking astronomy, enjoying good company, and sharing a good meal with friends? See you Saturday!
 
March 24, 2011... 2011 RASC General Assembly Invitation...
  The members of the Winnipeg Centre invite you to celebrate our 100th anniversary and to attend the General Assembly of the RASC, to be held between June 30 and July 3 at the University of Manitoba.

This years speakers include Dr. Christine Wilson from McMaster University, Alan Dyer, Dr. Samar Safi-Harb from the University of Manitoba and Dr. Paul Delaney from Your University.

To view the program, register for the conference, and choose other offerings, search on "Winnipeg RASC GA" or go to winnipeg.rasc.ca/ga2011.

Come and celebrate astronomy, Canada Day, science and art with us over the July long weekend.

Jay Anderson
Chair, Winnipeg 2011 GA Committee
 
March 19, 2011... RASC NB Meeting...
  Join us this Saturday, March 16, 2011 at UNB in Saint John (Ganong Hall Room 115) for our regular monthly meeting. There will be a business meeting beginning at 11:15 AM and running until just before the general meeting. General members are welcome to attend, but will not be able to participate in discussion or vote, on issues. It is a good way to keep up to date on what’s happening in your Centre. Attached you will find the agenda for the general meeting. The general meeting begins at 1:00 PM. We’ll likely be going out for supper afterwards so you may want to include this in your plans for the day. What better way to spend the day than talking astronomy, enjoying good company, and sharing a good meal with friends? See you Saturday!
 
February 17, 2011... RASC NB Meeting...
  Join us this Saturday, February 17, 2011 at Université de Moncton in Moncton (Engineering Building, Room 148 G2) for our regular monthly meeting. Attached you will find the agenda for the general meeting. The general meeting begins at 1:00 PM. We’ll likely be going out for supper afterwards so you may want to include this in your plans for the day. What better way to spend the day than talking astronomy, enjoying good company, and sharing a good meal with friends? See you Saturday!
 
January 12, 2011... RASC NB Meeting...
  Join us this Saturday, January 15, 2011 at UNB in Fredericton (the Forestry & Geology Building, Room 203) for our regular monthly meeting. Attached you will find the agendas for both the business and general meetings. The business meeting starts at 10:30 AM and runs until Noon. Lunch will not be provided between the meetings, so if you think you’ll be a might peckish, bring a brown bag lunch. The general meeting begins at 1:00 PM. We’ll likely be going out for supper afterwards so you may want to include this in your plans for the day. What better way to spend the day than talking astronomy, enjoying good company, and sharing a good meal with friends? See you Saturday!
 
January 3, 2011... Supernova discovery...
  Kathryn Gray, daughter of RASC member Paul Gray, Paul himself, and Dave Lane have been credited with a Supernova discovery - SN2010lt. Way to go Kathryn for the actual discovery! Follow the links for other interviews/stories...
RASC Press Release
Connect. with Mark Kelly (CBC television Interview)
CBC.ca Story
CTV.ca story
MacLeans.ca story
BBC US & Canada
CNN.com
FoxNews.com story
 
January 1, 2011... Happy New Year!
  Welcome to the new "look and feel" of the RASC NB website. There is still work to do so bear with us. Currently the focus is to get up-to-date information concerning upcoming and current events. Out next meeting is taking place on January 15, 2011 in Fredericton, NB. For additional details see the meeting information page