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November 17, 2012... RASC NB Meeting...
  Join us this Saturday, November 17, 2012 at UNB in Fredericton (the Forestry & Geology Building, Room 203) for our regular monthly meeting. Attached you will find the agenda for the general meeting.
The meeting, which will start earlier than usual, will begin at Noon with the special guest speaker followed by our usual agenda and additional presentations. Immediately following the meeting some people will be heading up to Hartland area to check out Steve & Don’s new observatory for the Big A.S.S. scope and as a result there will not be the usual post meeting group supper. What better way to spend the day than talking astronomy and enjoying good company? See you Saturday!
 
October 7, 2012... Annual Meeting Information...
  The RASC New Brunswick Centre/SRAC, Centre de Nouveau Brunswick's Annual Meeting is coming up on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in Moncton, NB - the Universite de Moncton, Engineering Building, Room 148G2. There is a business meeting scheduled from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. All members are welcome to attend this meeting, although only the executive/council will be able to discuss agenda items and vote. Attending is an excellent way to learn how your Centre works, what issues are on the table, and to know your representatives.
The talks/presentations will begin at 11:00 AM and are expected to be finished at 4:30 PM. There will be a Lunch break provided but you must advise Emma no later than October 9, 2012. If you do not sign up for lunch, you will be on your own. The meal will be chicken fricot, a variety of sandwiches, fruit & sweets & coffee/tea/pop. Following the remainder of the talks/presentations there will be a dinner at McGuinness Landing. Again, you must let Emma know no later than October 9, 2012 if you plan to attend dinner so she can confirm the number of reservations required. Othewise, please see the agendas below for any other details of the day's activities.

Annual Business Meeting Agenda
Annual General Meeting Agenda
 
September 14, 2012... RASC NB Meeting...
  Join us this Saturday, September 15, 2012 at NBCC Miramichi (Room 2232) for our regular monthly meeting. Attached you will find the agendas for both the business and general meetings. The business meeting starts at 11:00 AM and it will likely run until the start of the regular meeting. The general meeting begins at 1:00 PM. We’ll likely be going out for supper afterwards so you may want to include this in your plans for the day. What better way to spend the day than talking astronomy, enjoying good company, and sharing a good meal with friends? See you Saturday!
 
July 4, 2012... Star Party Information...
  The season is upon us to escape into the wilderness and relax to enjoy the night sky - It's Star Party time!
Parks Canada has assembled some useful camping information helpful in preparing for an outdoor adventure. A checklist has also been provided to make certain you do not forget anything you might need for your time under the stars.
 
June 13, 2012... RASC NB Meeting...
  Join us this Saturday, June 16, 2012 at UNB in Fredericton (the Forestry & Geology Building, Room 203) for our regular monthly meeting. Attached you will find the agendas for both the business and general meetings. The business meeting starts at 11:00 AM and runs until we are done - sometime during the Noon hour. Lunch will not be provided between the meetings, so if you think you’ll be a might peckish, bring a brown bag lunch. The general meeting begins at 1:00 PM. We’ll likely be going out for supper afterwards so you may want to include this in your plans for the day. What better way to spend the day than talking astronomy, enjoying good company, and sharing a good meal with friends? See you Saturday!
 
May 30, 2012... Transit Of Venus Events...
  RASC NB will be holding public outreach events on June 5, 2012 at various locations throughout the province in order to share this events with members of the general public.

Fredericton - Hanwell Exit from the Trans-Canada Highway (Route 2) - The William Brydon Jack Unit of the Fredericton Astronomy Club is planning a transit event for the public at the Hanwell Observatory, weather permitting. Check our website for a twitter update (or twitter direct) around 4:00 PM. If the event is on we recommend arriving no later than 6:30 PM. We will be working on a collaborative event with 2 youth from Hanwell and 2 youth in Hawaii.
For more information contact: chris.weadick@gmail.com.

Moncton - New Scotland Road Site - Come watch the transit with members of the RASC New Brunswick Centre! To reach the site, take route 490, approx. 1.2km East of Victoria Road Exit. The event commences at 4:00 PM.
For more information contact: secondvicep@nb.rasc.ca

Saint John - Irving Nature Park - Unless you expect to live for another 105 years, this will be your last chance to see Venus pass in front of the Sun. A Venus transit has been observed only six times in history. Join us at 6:00 PM for an explanation of why this event is so rare, its historical importance, and how to observe it safely. Members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, New Brunswick Centre will be on hand to share views of Venus in front of the Sun through properly filtered telescopes. Also, a limited number of "eclipse glasses" will be made available to allow you to watch the event safely without a telescope. The Venus transit begins soon after 7:00 PM and continues until sunset two hours later.
Contact: Curt Nason (nasonc@nbnet.nb.ca) or 506-648-9063
 
May 2, 2012... May Events...
  Join us Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Université de Moncton in Moncton (Engineering Building, Room 148 G2) for our regular monthly meeting. There will be a short business meeting and then the general meeting begins at 1:00 PM. We’ll likely be going out for supper afterwards so you may want to include this in your plans for the day. What better way to spend the day than talking astronomy, enjoying good company, and sharing a good meal with friends?

Also a reminder that Star Party season starts this month. For more information see our 2012 Meeting & Event Information section.
 
April 9, 2012... Touchstone's aMAZEatorium...
  The RASC NB Centre is excited about having been invited to participate in this event - New Brunswick's Largest Indoor Learning Maze. For more information please visit the Harbour Station website for more information - Touchstone's aMAZEatorium

Our members and the public should also note that we will not be having our regular monthly meeting on April 21, 2012 so that we can participate in the events in the coming weeks - including Astronomy Day on April 28, 2012
 
March 20, 2012... RASC NB Meeting...
  Join us this Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Université de Moncton in Moncton (Engineering Building, Room 148 G2) for our regular monthly meeting. Attached you will find the agendas for both the business and general meetings. The business meeting starts at 11:00 AM and it will likely run until the start of the regular meeting. The general meeting begins at 1:00 PM. We’ll likely be going out for supper afterwards so you may want to include this in your plans for the day. What better way to spend the day than talking astronomy, enjoying good company, and sharing a good meal with friends? See you Saturday!
 
February 15, 2012... RASC NB Meeting...
  Join us this Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Rockwood Park Interpretation Centre in Saint John for our regular monthly meeting. The business meeting starts at Noon and it will run until the start of the regular meeting. We’ll likely be going out for supper afterwards - and most likely we will try nearby Lily's Cafe - so you may want to include this in your plans for the day. What better way to spend the day than talking astronomy, enjoying good company, and sharing a good meal with friends? See you Saturday!
 
February 1, 2012... Youth Member Published...
  Holly Ayles, one of our youth members, has distinguished herself once again. This time, an article she wrote has been published in Muse Magazine. Well done Holly!

Check out the article
 
January 16, 2012... RASC NB Meeting...
  Join us this Saturday, January 21, 2012 at UNB in Fredericton (the Forestry & Geology Building, Room 203) for our regular monthly meeting. Attached you will find the agendas for both the business and general meetings. The business meeting starts at 10:30 AM and runs until Noon. Lunch will not be provided between the meetings, so if you think you’ll be a might peckish, bring a brown bag lunch. The general meeting begins at 1:00 PM. We’ll likely be going out for supper afterwards so you may want to include this in your plans for the day. What better way to spend the day than talking astronomy, enjoying good company, and sharing a good meal with friends? See you Saturday!
 
January 16, 2012... 2012 RASC General Assembly Invitation...
  Howard Gibbins and the whole GA Team I'm pleased to announce that the registration for the 2012 General Assembly is now open!

This year's General Assembly will be held at the University of Alberta in Edmonton as the Society joins the Edmonton Centre on the occasion of their 80th anniversary. The GA will be held from June 28th to July 2nd in venues across campus.

Interested? Find out more by checking out the Edmonton Centre website for complete information on the GA and to plan your visit - edmontonrasc.com/2012ga.