Ottawa Centre, RASC
Our Centre Secretary, Chris Teron has been honoured by the Society with a Service Award for 2016. This very prestigious award was instituted in 1959 to recognize members who, at either the National or Centre levels, have made a significant contribution to the life and vitality of the Society. The presentation will be made by our National President in London, ON at the GA next May.
By clicking on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rascottawalive you will be directed to the web channel designated for the Ottawa Centre.
The event will also be recorded and available to play back for free.
Admission to RASC meetings is free. Meetings are open to everyone - you do not have to be a RASC member to attend. Please note that during meetings the rest of the museum is closed.
The link to our meetings can also be found here:
The Position Statement of the
The RASC Ottawa Centre supports high standards of scientific integrity, academic freedom and the free exchange of ideas. It also respects the scientific method and recognizes that the validity of any scientific model comes only as a result of rational hypotheses, sound experimentation, and findings that can be replicated by others.
The RASC Ottawa Centre, then, is unequivocal in its support of contemporary evolutionary theory that has its roots in the seminal work of Charles Darwin and has been refined by findings accumulated over 140 years.
Some dissenters from this position are proponents of non-scientific explanations of the nature of the universe. These may include “creation science”, “creationism”, “intelligent design” or other non-scientific “alternatives to evolution”. While we respect the dissenters’ right to express their views, these views are theirs alone and are in no way endorsed by the RASC Ottawa Centre. It is our collective position that these explanations do not meet the characteristics and rigour of scientific empiricism.
Therefore the science agenda of the RASC Ottawa Centre and its publications will not promote any non-scientific explanations of the nature of the universe.
The RASC Ottawa Centre would like to thank the donors who provided door prizes for our 2015 Annual Dinner. Their generous donations were great appreciated, both by the organizers of the Annual Dinner and by the lucky Ottawa Centre members who are now enjoying their prizes.
Firefly Books - Nightwatch
Firefly Books - Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Brian McCoullough - Moonfire, 30th Anniversary Edition
Rick Wagner - Gift Basket
Software Bisque - Gift Certificate: $99
Ontario Telescopes and Accessories - Gift Certificate: $50
Canadian Telescope - Umbrella (with logo)
Canadian Telescope - T-Ring adapter - Nikon
Canadian Telescope - T-Ring adapter - Canon EOS
Canadian Telescope - Monocular
Canadian Telescope - Camera mount for counterweight shaft
Canadian Telescope - Cheshire Eyepiece
Canadian Telescope - Red LED flashlight
Canadian Telescope - Hat with red LEDs
Canadian Telescope - OIII filter, 1.25"
Canadian Telescope - Moon and skyglow filter, 1.25"
Focus Scientific - Jeweller's loupe in case
RASC Ottawa Centre - Red LED flashlight
RASC Ottawa Centre - Binocular harness
RASC Ottawa Centre - Binocular tripod adapter
RASC Ottawa Centre - Jeweller's loupe
RASC Ottawa Centre - Barlow lens, 2x
RASC Ottawa Centre - Lens pen
RASC Ottawa Centre - Variable polarizer moon filter, 1.25"
RASC Ottawa Centre - Focus Scientific gift certificate, $75
Anonymous - Celestron Cavalry 10x50 binoculars
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