An Invitation For Membership in The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada*
The beginnings of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada go back to the mid 1800's. Then, in 1890, the Society was incorporated within the province of Ontario, received its Royal Charter from King Edward VII in 1903, and was federally incorporated in 1968. The National Office of the Society (containing the business office and library) is located at:
203 - 4920 Dundas St W
Toronto ON M9A 1B7
Telephone (416) 924-7973
Fax (416) 924-2911
Core Office Hours 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time
Website: www.rasc.ca .
The RASC consists of two employees, Executive-Secretary, Jo Taylor and Membership and Publications Coordinator Isaac McGillis, plus more than 4,500 members. RASC members are from many countries and all walks of life. Members receive the Observer's Handbook (published in September for the next calendar year) and an electronic (printed version at extra cost) bimonthly Journal of the RASC, which contains review articles, researchpapers on historical and contemporary topics, education notes, general notes of astronomical interest, and book reviews, news items concerning the Society and it's Centres, informal articles, and letters. Also included is SkyNews, Canada's popular bimonthly astronomy magazine.
Membership fees for the St. John's Centre are as follows:
An applicant may also affiliate with any one of the other Centres of the Society across Canada or join the Society directly as an unattached member.
The Society currently has 29 Centres located throughout Canada, in every province and in most major Canadian cites. Most Centres hold monthly meetings at which prospective members are welcome.
*Information taken from the Observers Handbook