Heritage Committee

Chair:

  • Elizabeth Griffin (2012-15) National Research Council

Members:

  • Nathalie Martimbeau (2012-15) Harvard University,
  • William McCutcheon (2012-16) University of British Columbia,
  • Eugene Milone (2012-15) University of Calgary,
  • Randall Rosenfeld (2012-15) Royal Astronomical Society of Canada,
  • Ian Shelton (2011-14) Mt Allison University,
  • David Turner (2012-14) Saint Mary’s University,
  • Gordon Walker (2012-15) University of British Columbia

Internal Committee Discussion

Mandate and terms of reference

The Heritage committee must aim at preserving the history and culture of the Canadian astronomical community. Hence the Heritage committee will:

  1. Work on behalf of the CASCA Board to help ensure that cultural properties and artifacts significant in the development of Canadian astronomy, together with the intangible heritage of astronomy, are brought to the attention of proper authorities for their protection;
  2. Liaise with other international and national bodies concerned with astronomical history and heritage;
  3. Draw an inventory of heritage resources and develop working relationships with owners of heritage designated properties;
  4. Devise ways to preserve the history of Canadian astronomy through the memoirs of its protagonists;
  5. Be ready to respond to special requests from the CASCA Board;
  6. Provide a report of activities and issues once a year to the Board in advance of the CASCA AGM. The Board may request an interim report if the need arises. The report will include: current members and term, suggestions for new members and/or chair, brief report of activities, any issues, questions, recommendations or requested actions for the Board.

Archived reports:

Dec 2013
May 2013
Dec 2012
Jun 2012
Dec 2011
May 2011
May 2010
May 2009
Dec 2008
May 2008
Dec 2007
June 2007
Nov 2006
May 2006
Nov 2005
May 2005
June 2004
June 1999
May 1998
June 1997

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