Autumnal Equinox 2014 Newsletter

  ♐ Autumnal Equinox ♑ Published September 23, 2014     In this issue: A Few Words from the Editors … Continue reading

e-News: June/July 2014

  ITEMS OF INTEREST POSTED ON THE CASCA WEBPAGES IN JUNE/JULY 2014: From the Board: Cassiopeia: Summer Solstice Edition (June … Continue reading

Next-Generation Thirty Meter Telescope Begins Construction in Hawaii

Following the approval of a sublease on July 25 by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources, the Thirty … Continue reading

CFHT Uncovers Large Number of Dark Matter Peaks Using Gravitational Lensing (July 15, 2014).

A number of studies have shown that Dark Matter is the principal mass component of the Universe making up about … Continue reading

Cassiopeia Newsletter – 2014 Summer Solstice

An ALMA Update NRC Herzberg News Bulletin de CNRC Herzberg Updates from the Canadian Gemini Office Nouvelles de l’Office Gemini … Continue reading

President’s Report (June 18, 2014)

This is my first report as your newly elected President. I’m very honoured to be asked to take on this … Continue reading

(Past) President’s Report (June 18, 2014)

  Hello everyone, I have just came back to Victoria after a week in beautiful Quebec, where this year’s CASCA … Continue reading

Dr. Sidney van den Bergh awarded the 2014 Gruber Cosmology Prize (June 10, 2014)

It is with great pleasure that the Canadian Astronomical Society / Société Canadienne d’Astronomie recognizes and applauds the selection of … Continue reading

TMT Exhibits a Next-Generation Telescope Mirror Assembly in Canada (June 9, 2014)

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project will unveil a polished mirror assembly – a key piece of astronomy’s next-generation telescope … Continue reading

e-News: May 2014

  ITEMS OF INTEREST POSTED ON THE CASCA WEBPAGES IN MAY 2014: From the Board: New CASCA By-laws, conforming to … Continue reading

Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) Project Office Now Open for Business (May 14, 2014)

The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) project, formerly know as the “Next Generation CFHT”, has opened a Project Office at CFHT’s … Continue reading

Odd planet, so far from its star… (May 13, 2014)

An international team led by Université de Montréal researchers has discovered and photographed a new planet 155 light years from … 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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