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by Peter Jedicke
April 10th, 2018, 1:15 am
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Stephen Hawking tribute, a student event 2018-04-12

I know it's supposed to be Yuri's day, but a group of students at Fanshawe College have organized a social event to pay tribute to Stephen Hawking. Info attached. I was explicitly told RASC members are welcome to participate. Note that parking is free on campus at that hour; just don't park in a res...
by Mike.Hanes
April 27th, 2018, 3:03 pm
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National office open house

RASC Archive Open House: Join Us! Who? RASC Members and their guests. When? Saturday May 12, 2018 Where? 4920 Dundas St W, Unit 203 Time? 1:00pm to 4:00pm Note: Guests are welcome to drop-in and stay for any length of time! 2018 marks 150 years of lasting organized astronomy in Canada, and that stor...
by darmstrong
July 3rd, 2018, 8:25 pm
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Parking Lot Planets - visible now!

See attached image taken from a parking lot on July 3, 2018 Mars - rising over the trees at the far left: Currently at magnitude -2.25 Currently about 65 million kilometers away. Currently transits at 3:02 AM. Reaches maximum brightness at the end of July, when it will be the closest it has been in ...
by Peter Jedicke
August 30th, 2018, 1:58 pm
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Fall lectures begin

There will be a colloquium on Thursday, 2018-09-13 at 13:30 in the Physics & Astronomy Seminar Room 100 by Dr. Alycia Weinberger Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington “Circumstellar Disk Diversity and Clues to Planet Formation” Three projects will be presented that ...
by darmstrong
September 3rd, 2018, 3:32 pm
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Port Stanley Planets - see for yourself!

Worth the drive to Port Stanley. You can see Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, and Venus strung out across the ecliptic. Arcturus is visible at top right. Mars far left; distance = about 67 million kilometers Saturn above #2 lifeguard tower; distance = 1440 million kilometers Jupiter to the right, above the te...
by Peter Jedicke
September 27th, 2018, 4:40 pm
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Lecture: Meteor Shower Predictions

Western University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, will hold a lecture on Thursday, 2018-10-11 at 13:30 in the Physics & Astronomy Seminar Room 100 given by Dr. Auriane Egal on the topic “Meteor shower predictions: Future Draconid Outbursts” With the development of computational resources, met...
by Peter Jedicke
October 22nd, 2018, 10:57 pm
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Re: Laird Lecture 2018-10-23

Hi Henry,
that seems very logical to me. That's where I will go, and if we're wrong, I'll meet you there and we can hunt for it together :-)
by Peter Jedicke
October 26th, 2018, 12:10 am
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Re: A second lecture by Jocelyn Bell-Burnell

It was great to hear Dame JBB's talk at Western Wednesday morning. Not only did she provide a more technical introduction to pulsars than in her Laird Lecture on Tuesday afternoon, but she provided some very rare insight into three difficult topics: being a grad student, incredibly intelligent under...
by Peter Jedicke
November 7th, 2018, 2:39 am
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Lecture about life in the solar system

Western University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, presents a lecture on Thursday, 2018-11-08, at 13:30 in the Physics & Astronomy Seminar Room 100 by Dr. Catherine Neish Department of Earth Sciences, Western University on the topic “Titan: Ingredients for Life” NASA's Cassini mission has reve...
by Peter Jedicke
January 9th, 2019, 8:09 am
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Welcome: info about upcoming Lunar Eclipse 2019-01-20

Attached is the handout prepared by the Society's national office. 2019 RASC Lunar Eclipse Colour.pdf There's also this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyvMuWFelf4 Discover the Universe will hold an online webinar Thursday 2019-01-10. The webinar is aimed more at teachers. You have to register...