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Will the World End in 2012? The Astronomical Evidence

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell gave the Helen Sawyer Hogg Lecture at the RASC General Assembly on June 30, 2012, entitled “Will the world end in 2012? The astronomical evidence”. Burnell is a British astrophysicist who discovered the first radio pulsars with her then thesis supervisor Antony Hewish.

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Next Generation Canadarms Unveiled at MacDonald Dettwiler Facility in Brampton

The next generation robotic arms to be used for future space missions were unveiled this morning at the MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates’ (MDA) facilities in Brampton, Ontario. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Chris Hadfield joined other government, CSA and MDA representatives to make the announcement.

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"Canada On Orbit" Gala to Celebrate Alouette 1 Anniversary and Satellite Contest Winners

A special gala evening is planned for later this month to mark a significant Canadian space historical event and the culmination of a major space contest. The “Canada On Orbit” gala dinner will mark the 50th anniversary of the launch of Alouette 1, Canada’s first satellite, launched September 29, 1962. At the gala, the winner of the 2012 Canadian Satellite Design Challenge will be announced.

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