CASCA’s Dunlap Award Presented to Dr. Matt Dobbs (March 25, 2014)

The Dunlap Award for Innovation in Astronomical Research Tools is awarded biennially to an individual or team for the design, … Continue reading

CASCA’s Qilak Award Presented to Dr. Howard Trottier (March 24, 2014)

CASCA is pleased to announce Prof. Howard Trottier of Simon Fraser University (SFU) as the recipient of the 2014 Qilak … Continue reading

Cassiopeia Newsletter – 2014 Vernal Equinox

An ALMA Update ACURA News NRC Herzberg News Nouvelles de CNRC Herzberg Message from the President Les évolutions des populations … Continue reading

CASCA/RASC’s Plaskett Medal Presented to Dr. Andrew Pon (March 19, 2014)

The J.S. Plaskett Medal is awarded annually by CASCA and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) to the Ph.D. … Continue reading

Carlyle S. Beals Award Presented to Dr. Harvey Richer (March 18, 2014)

The Carlyle S. Beals Award is awarded biennially in recognition of outstanding achievement in research — either a specific achievement … Continue reading

President’s Report (March 15, 2014)

Hello everyone, this is a short report to keep you apprised of activities related to the Mid Term Review (MTR) … Continue reading

‘Death Stars’ in Orion Blast Planets before They Even Form (March 13, 2014)

The Orion Nebula is home to hundreds of young stars and even younger protostars known as proplyds. Many of these … Continue reading

Milky Way amidst a ‘Council of Giants’ (March 11, 2014)

We live in a galaxy known as the Milky Way – a vast conglomeration of 300 billion stars, planets whizzing … Continue reading

CASCA’s 2014 Executive Award for Outstanding Service Presented to Dr. Peter G. Martin (January 29, 2014)

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

Dr. Rob Thacker to chair the Mid Term Review Panel

The CASCA Board is pleased to announce that Dr. Rob Thacker will chair the panel charged with the Mid Term … Continue reading

Cassiopeia Newsletter – 2013 Winter Solstice

An ALMA Update Arctic Update News from the Canadian Gemini Office Nouvelles du Bureau Gemini Canadien Continued Evolution of JCMT … Continue reading

Phosphorus in the Young Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A

An international team of astronomers, including Prof. Dae-Sik Moon at the University of Toronto, has measured for the first time … 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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