2017 General Assembly in Ottawa

   Preliminary Announcement!

            GA registration coming soon...

Accommodations booking deadline: December 15th


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  Join us during Canada's 150th anniversary


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2017 RASC Ottawa General Assembly – Schedule Highlights

RASC Ottawa Centre is pleased to offer an outstanding lineup of activities for delegates and spouses taking part in the 2017 General Assembly, and we look forward to seeing you here in Ottawa. Is there really any other place to be than the nation's capital during our 150th birthday!

Thursday, June 29

  • 3:00 p.m. – Residence check-in and GA registrations desk open
  • Evening – Hospitality suite open

Friday, June 30

  • Welcome
  • Keynote Address: Ken Hewitt-White
  • National Council Meeting (concurrent all day)
  • Algonquin Radio Observatory—Brendan Quine
  • Moving Clusters—Glenn LeDrew
  • Astronomy Workshop
  • Downtown in the Afternoon - Tours
  • BBQ on Campus
  • Evening Star Party & Diefenbunker Tour

Saturday, July 1 – CANADA 150 DAY!

  • Meteor Workshop—Pierre Martin
  • The Solar System: a Geological Perspective on Current Controversies—Simon Hanmer
  • Moon sketching (Lunchtime group activity)
  • Ruth Northcott Lecture & Reception with Dr. Eric Steinbring
  • Public Outreach Event
  • Starry Night - Documentary Video with Charles Ennis
  • Panel Discussion
  • CANADA DAY Celebrations on Parliament Hill
  • Quiet Canada Day on Campus with Carmen Rush

Sunday, July 2

  • Annual General Meeting / Spouse's Tour (concurrent)
  • Speakers Corner
  • Talk TBD—Carmen Rush
  • Talk TBD—Rick Wagner
  • Astro-Desserts: recipes for astronomy themed goodies—Kelly Jordan
  • August 21, 2017 Solal Eclipse—Alan Scott
  • History of Predicting Solar Eclipses—Ron MacNaughton
  • Group Photo & RASC Awards Banquet with Speaker Dr. Nadine Manset

Monday, July 3

  • 11:00 a.m. Residence checkout
  • Holleford Crater tour with Chuck O'Dale