Professor Christine Wilson wins Executive Award

In alternate years, the CASCA Board has the honour to bestow the Executive Award for Outstanding Service “to an individual … Continue reading

Cassiopeia Newsletter – Summer Solstice / solstice d’été 2022

In this issue/Dans ce numéro: President’s Message ALMA Matters BRITE-Constellation Mission Update Update on CASTOR CATAC Update on the Thirty … Continue reading

Dr. JJ Kavelaars: 2022 Dunlap Award for Innovation in Astronomical Research Tools

CASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. JJ Kavelaars is the winner of the 2022 Dunlap Award.  This award recognizes … Continue reading

Dr. Anthony Moffat: 2022 Carlyle S. Beals Award for Outstanding Research

CASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Anthony Moffat is the winner of the 2022 Beals Award.  This is in … Continue reading

Dr. Deborah Good: 2022 J. S. Plaskett Medal for Most Outstanding PhD Thesis

CASCA is pleased to announce Dr. Deborah Good as the recipient of the 2022 J.S. Plaskett Medal for the most … Continue reading

Dr. Karun Thanjavur: Winner of the 2022 Qilak Award for Astronomy Communications, Public Education and Outreach

CASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Karun Thanjavur is the winner of the 2022 Qilak Award, recognizing his outstanding … Continue reading

Peter G. Martin Award for mid-career achievement: Dr. Sara Ellison

CASCA is pleased to announce Dr. Sara Ellison as the recipient of the 2021 Martin Award. Dr. Ellison obtained her … Continue reading

R.M. Petrie Prize Lecture: Dr. Heino Falcke

CASCA is pleased to announce Dr. Heino Falcke as the 2021 R.M Petrie Prize Lecturer. Dr. Falcke is a Professor … Continue reading

Harvey B. Richer Gold Medal for Early Career Research in Astronomy: Dr. Renée Hložek

CASCA is pleased to announce Dr. Renée Hložek as the recipient of the 2021 Richer Medal. Dr. Hložek obtained her … Continue reading

The Canadian Astronomical Society was founded in 1971 and incorporated in 1983 as a society of professional astronomers. The society is devoted to the promotion and advancement of knowledge of the universe through research and education. Membership is open to persons with a professional involvement with these goals in astronomy and the related sciences. The main activities of the Society are its annual scientific meetings, the planning and realization of scientific projects, the support of the scientific activities of its members, and the dissemination of related information among members and other interested persons.


La Société Canadienne d’Astronomie est une société d’astronomes professionnels. Elle fut fondée en 1971 et s’est incorporée selon les lois du Canada en 1983. La Société s’est donnée pour buts de promouvoir et de faire avancer les connaissances sur l’Univers par le biais de la recherche et de l’enseignement. L’adhésion à la Société est ouverte aux personnes oeuvrant d’une façon professionelle dans les deux volets mentionnés ci-haut, que ce soit en astronomie ou dans une science connexe. Les activités principales de la Société sont ses réunions scientifiques annuelles, l’étude et la réalisation de projets scientifiques, le soutien de l’activité scientifique de ses membres, et enfin, la diffusion d’informations concernant ces divers domaines aux membres et à toute personne intéressée. La Société a créé plusieurs comités: le comité d’astronomie optique et infrarouge; le comité de radioastronomie; le comité d’astronomie spatiale; le comité d’astronomie théorique; le comité de l’éducation; le comité Héritage et le comité des prix. Cassiopeia, la publication trimestrielle de la Société, est publiée aux solstices et aux équinoxes.


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