We are now less than thirty days till the start of the 54th General Assembly of RASC. We will gather in Victoria BC, on the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This year’s meeting promises to be educational and a great opportunity to meet friends – new and old.
Check out the GA web site, located on the home page of the national RASC.
The GA Organizing Committee, along with the RASC Board of Directors and CASCA, are pleased to announce the addition of the 2014 Plaskett lecture, to our program, on June 27th at 4:00 PM, PDT. This lecture is indeed a very special event for the GA. Normally, this lecture is only presented to the CASCA Annual meeting. Dr Andy Pon, recipient of the 2014 Plaskett medal, for the best doctoral presentation for 2013-4, has offered to present his research, by internet link between Canada and his current home near Leeds UK. Dr. Pon”s lecture will be titled “Super Bubbles” in Orion-Erindanus.
Dr. Laura Ferrarese, from the Hertzberg Institute located at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria BC, will present this year’s Hogg Lecture, on Saturday, June 28th. Dr. Ferrarese is the recipient of the Hogg Memorial Award for 2014.
Bob McDonald, journalist and broadcaster, will be our dinner speaker on Sunday, June 29th. Mr. McDonald’s topic is “Space Tourism – What Next?”
There is still time to register on the GA web site. Flights to Victoria are still available. The members of Victoria Centre RASC look forward to meeting you in Victoria June 26 – 29, 2014.
Download your electronic copy of the GA Conference Guide (9.6 Mb PDF)