Autumnal Equinox / Equinoxe d’automne 2020

fall

In this issue:

President’s Report
ALMA Matters
BRITE-Constellation Mission Update
Update on CASTOR
CATAC Update on the Thirty Meter Telescope
Canadian Gemini Office News / Nouvelles de l’Office Gemini Canadien
Canadian Astronomy, Racism, and the Environment – Part 1
Indigenizing Astronomy – Long Range Plan / Plan à long terme 2020


Editor: Joanne Rosvick

Cassiopeia is CASCA’s quarterly Newsletter, published on or near the solstices and equinoxes (March 21, June 21, September 21 and December 21). To submit a contribution please email cassiopeia.editors@gmail.com. All submissions must be received at least one week in advance to be published in the next edition. I accept plain text and Word documents. Note that the formatting of your document will not be preserved. Please include any images as attachments in your email, not embedded in the text. Please include URLs in parentheses next to the word or phrase that you wish to act as link anchors.

Cassiopeia est le bulletin d’information de la CASCA, publié quatre fois par année, aux solstices et aux équinoxes (21 mars, 21 juin, 21 septembre et 21 décembre). Pour soumettre un article, écrivez à cassiopeia.editors@gmail.com. Les soumissions doivent être reçues au moins une semaine avant la parution. J’accepte les fichiers en format texte (ascii) et Word. Veuillez noter que la mise-en-page de votre document ne sera pas conservée. Veuillez faire parvenir vos images en pièces jointes à votre courriel plutôt que de les insérer dans votre article. Pour les liens à des sites internets, veuillez inclure l’adresse entre parenthèses à côté du mot ou de la phrase devant servir d’ancre.


Cassiopeia Newsletter – Summer Solstice / solstice d’été 2020

summer

In this issue/Dans ce numéro:

President’s Message
ALMA Matters
The Success of Astro at Home / Le succès d’Astro à la maison
CASCA’s New Sustainability Committee
Update on CASTOR
CATAC Update on the Thirty Meter Telescope
Conferences and Carbon Footprints
Graduate Student Highlights
Dr. Christian Marois awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
Long Range Plan 2020 / Plan à long terme 2020
Reflecting on Astronomy & Colonization in Canada: a new mini-course


Editor: Joanne Rosvick

Cassiopeia is CASCA’s quarterly Newsletter, published on or near the solstices and equinoxes (March 21, June 21, September 21 and December 21).

To submit a contribution please email cassiopeia.editors@gmail.com. All submissions must be received at least one week in advance to be published in the next edition. I accept plain text and Word documents. Note that the formatting of your document will not be preserved. Please include any images as attachments in your email, not embedded in the text. Please include URLs in parentheses next to the word or phrase that you wish to act as link anchors.


Cassiopeia Newsletter – Vernal Equinox / équinoxe du printemps 2020

spring

In this issue / Dans ce numéro:

President’s Report
ALMA Matters
CASCA Archives
CATAC Update on the Thirty Meter Telescope
Long Range Plan 2020 / Plan à long terme 2020
Report from the LRPIC
LSST Update
NameExoWorlds Contest


Editor: Joanne Rosvick

Cassiopeia is CASCA’s quarterly Newsletter, published on or near the solstices and equinoxes (March 21, June 21, September 21 and December 21).

To submit a contribution please email cassiopeia.editors@gmail.com. All submissions must be received at least one week in advance to be published in the next edition. I accept plain text and Word documents. Note that the formatting of your document will not be preserved. Please include any images as attachments in your email, not embedded in the text. Please include URLs in parentheses next to the word or phrase that you wish to act as link anchors.


The CASCA Archives

By / par Randall Rosenfeld (Archivist, RASC and CASCA)
(Cassiopeia – Spring / printemps 2020)

CASCA was founded nearly fifty years ago (1971) as a much needed organized voice for the professional astronomical community in Canada. Through representing the community in the present, and attempting to shape its future, the Society generates the raw stuff of history—the course of organized astronomy in Canada, and the history of a significant sector of science in Canada, and abroad. Despite gaps in the documentary record, CASCA’s holdings of its history are reasonably impressive, and a testament to the foresight of successive Society Secretaries, and colleagues.

At present the CASCA Archives consist of 6.5 linear metres of material, chiefly in the form of documents in print, or manuscript. They are housed in the RASC Archives in Toronto.

These include the original artwork and conceptual documents for the CASCA logo, the pre-CASCA assessment, planning, and contact documents, documents chronicling the earliest Society meetings, office holders’ correspondence with other scientific bodies, members, and various governments, Society circulars for internal distribution and media releases for public distribution, the financial records of the Society, AGM planning documents, minutes and programs, Cassiopeia, membership lists, various decadal plans, and committee reports, and institutional “gray literature” (all the more interesting for its limited distribution, and survival). Amongst the subjects represented are CASCA’s role in various international astronomical cooperative projects, programs of aid to astronomical communities in war-ravaged or disaster-stricken areas, the development of next-generation instrumentation and facilities, and the repurposing and refurbishment of no longer current facilities, and campaigns to protect installations, or improve funding prospects.



The Archives contain fundamental resources for charting the changing nature and make up of CASCA demographics, the evolving research interests of the community, Canadian involvement in the opening up of different wavelength regimes, the Society’s relations with government bodies, the development of space-based astronomy, and the changing nature of its involvement with Canadian society at large. This material is largely underexplored and underutilized, and the history of CASCA and organized professional astronomy in Canada has yet to be written in any full, or meaningful way. When it is, the CASCA Archives will be a prime source.

The Archives are open to any Society member by appointment, and a certain amount of searching can be undertaken by the Archivist for members at no charge. A finding aid to the CASCA Archives is in preparation.

If any CASCA member has material which they believe might beneficially be accessioned into the Archives, the Archivist would be delighted to hear from them.

For any inquiries, please contact rosenfel@chass.utoronto.ca.
CASCA Archives
RASC
203-4920 Dundas Street West
Toronto ON M9A 1B7

Cassiopeia Newsletter – Winter Solstice d’hivers 2019

winter

In this issue / Dans ce numéro:

President’s Report
ALMA Matters
Canadian Gemini Office News / Nouvelles de l’Office Gemini Canadien
Report on the CASCA 2019 Teachers Workshop / Rapport sur la journée de formation pour enseignants – CASCA 2019
CATAC Update
CRAQ Summer School Announcement / Annonce d’École d’Été
JCMT Update
Long Range Plan 2020 / Plan à long terme 2020
Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) Update
SKA Update


Editor: Joanne Rosvick

Cassiopeia is CASCA’s quarterly Newsletter, published on or near the solstices and equinoxes (March 21, June 21, September 21 and December 21).

To submit a contribution please email cassiopeia.editors@gmail.com. All submissions must be received at least one week in advance to be published in the next edition. I accept plain text and Word documents. Note that the formatting of your document will not be preserved. Please include any images as attachments in your email, not embedded in the text. Please include URLs in parentheses next to the word or phrase that you wish to act as link anchors.


Cassiopeia Newsletter – Autumnal Equinox / Equinoxe d’automne 2019

fall

In this issue:

President’s Report
BRITE-Constellation Mission Update
Update from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) / Compte rendu de l’Agence spatiale canadienne (ASC)
CATAC Update on the Thirty Meter Telescope
Long Range Plan 2020 / Plan à long terme 2020


Editor: Joanne Rosvick

Cassiopeia is CASCA’s quarterly Newsletter, published on or near the solstices and equinoxes (March 21, June 21, September 21 and December 21). To submit a contribution please email cassiopeia.editors@gmail.com. All submissions must be received at least one week in advance to be published in the next edition. I accept plain text and Word documents. Note that the formatting of your document will not be preserved. Please include any images as attachments in your email, not embedded in the text. Please include URLs in parentheses next to the word or phrase that you wish to act as link anchors.

Cassiopeia est le bulletin d’information de la CASCA, publié quatre fois par année, aux solstices et aux équinoxes (21 mars, 21 juin, 21 septembre et 21 décembre). Pour soumettre un article, écrivez à cassiopeia.editors@gmail.com. Les soumissions doivent être reçues au moins une semaine avant la parution. J’accepte les fichiers en format texte (ascii) et Word. Veuillez noter que la mise-en-page de votre document ne sera pas conservée. Veuillez faire parvenir vos images en pièces jointes à votre courriel plutôt que de les insérer dans votre article. Pour les liens à des sites internets, veuillez inclure l’adresse entre parenthèses à côté du mot ou de la phrase devant servir d’ancre.


Cassiopeia Newsletter – Summer Solstice / solstice d’été 2019

summer

In this issue/Dans ce numéro:

President’s Message
ALMA Matters
BRITE-Constellation Mission Update
CATAC Update on the Thirty Meter Telescope
Canadian Gemini Office News / Nouvelles de l’Office Gemini Canadien
News from the JCMT
Long Range Plan 2020 / Plan à long terme 2020
MSE Update
Square Kilometer Array (SKA) Update


Editor: Joanne Rosvick

Cassiopeia is CASCA’s quarterly Newsletter, published on or near the solstices and equinoxes (March 21, June 21, September 21 and December 21).

To submit a contribution please email cassiopeia.editors@gmail.com. All submissions must be received at least one week in advance to be published in the next edition. I accept plain text and Word documents. Note that the formatting of your document will not be preserved. Please include any images as attachments in your email, not embedded in the text. Please include URLs in parentheses next to the word or phrase that you wish to act as link anchors.


Cassiopeia Newsletter – Vernal Equinox / équinoxe du printemps 2019

spring

In this issue / Dans ce numéro:

President’s Report
ALMA Matters
Astrosat News
BRITE-Constellation Mission Update
CATAC Update on the Thirty Meter Telescope
Long Range Plan 2020 / Plan à long terme 2020
Report from the LRPIC
Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) Update
Dissertation: Multiwavelength, Machine Learning, and Parallax Studies of X-ray Binaries in Three Local Group Galaxies


Editor: Joanne Rosvick

Cassiopeia is CASCA’s quarterly Newsletter, published on or near the solstices and equinoxes (March 21, June 21, September 21 and December 21).

To submit a contribution please email cassiopeia.editors@gmail.com. All submissions must be received at least one week in advance to be published in the next edition. I accept plain text and Word documents. Note that the formatting of your document will not be preserved. Please include any images as attachments in your email, not embedded in the text. Please include URLs in parentheses next to the word or phrase that you wish to act as link anchors.


Cassiopeia Newsletter – Winter solstice d’hivers 2018

winter

In this issue / Dans ce numéro:

President’s Report
ALMA Matters
Canadian Gemini Office News / Nouvelles de l’Office Gemini Canadien
CATAC Update
CRAQ Summer School Announcement / Annonce d’École d’Été
Report from the Equity and Inclusivity Committee (EIC)
JCMT Update
Report from the LRPIC
Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) Update
NRC Herzberg News / Nouvelles du CNRC Herzberg
A Summary of the “Future of Space Astronomy in Canada” Workshop
Dissertation: From large-scale molecular clouds to filaments and cores: Unveiling the role of the magnetic fields in star formation


Editor: Joanne Rosvick

Cassiopeia is CASCA’s quarterly Newsletter, published on or near the solstices and equinoxes (March 21, June 21, September 21 and December 21).

To submit a contribution please email cassiopeia.editors@gmail.com. All submissions must be received at least one week in advance to be published in the next edition. I accept plain text and Word documents. Note that the formatting of your document will not be preserved. Please include any images as attachments in your email, not embedded in the text. Please include URLs in parentheses next to the word or phrase that you wish to act as link anchors.


Cassiopeia Newsletter – 2018 Autumnal Equinox / Equinoxe d’automne

fall

In this issue:

ALMA Matters
BRITE-Constellation Mission Update
Update from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) / Compte rendu de l’Agence spatiale canadienne (ASC)
Update on CASTOR
CATAC Update on the Thirty Meter Telescope
Canadian Gemini Office News / Nouvelles de l’Office Gemini Canadien
NRC Herzberg News / Nouvelles du CNRC Herzberg
Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) Update
Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Update
Westar Lectureship Call-Out
A CASCA Westar-Visit to Ashcroft and Cache Creek
York University Update


Editor: Joanne Rosvick

Cassiopeia is CASCA’s quarterly Newsletter, published on or near the solstices and equinoxes (March 21, June 21, September 21 and December 21). To submit a contribution please email cassiopeia.editors@gmail.com. All submissions must be received at least one week in advance to be published in the next edition. I accept plain text and Word documents. Note that the formatting of your document will not be preserved. Please include any images as attachments in your email, not embedded in the text. Please include URLs in parentheses next to the word or phrase that you wish to act as link anchors.

Cassiopeia est le bulletin d’information de la CASCA, publié quatre fois par année, aux solstices et aux équinoxes (21 mars, 21 juin, 21 septembre et 21 décembre). Pour soumettre un article, écrivez à cassiopeia.editors@gmail.com. Les soumissions doivent être reçues au moins une semaine avant la parution. J’accepte les fichiers en format texte (ascii) et Word. Veuillez noter que la mise-en-page de votre document ne sera pas conservée. Veuillez faire parvenir vos images en pièces jointes à votre courriel plutôt que de les insérer dans votre article. Pour les liens à des sites internets, veuillez inclure l’adresse entre parenthèses à côté du mot ou de la phrase devant servir d’ancre.