Call for nominations 2014

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Dear RASC members

As Past President it is one of my duties to oversee the Election of Officers for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Victoria Centre. I hereby give notice that the Election will take place at this year’s Annual General Meeting. The business part of the meeting will be held on Sunday, November 16th at the Moon under Water Brew Pub, 350 Bay St. Victoria, B.C. beginning at 8:30 pm. (A reminder that all members of the RASC Victoria Centre are invited to attend the key speaker at 7:30 pm, and the Annual General Meeting which follows free of charge.)

The election to Council is usually for a two year term. Elected positions are: President, 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. All other positions, including Members at Large are elected or appointed by Council. Some council members have agreed to let their names stand for their present positions or to run in new positions. These are outlined below and are accurate at the time of writing. We do need to fill the First vice-President, Second Vice-President and Secretary positions at the General Meeting.

Nominations will be accepted from the membership for all positions. Please send in your nominations to me, Lauri Roche, at pastpres@victoria.rasc.ca by November 15th. Nominations will also be accepted on the floor of the Annual General Meeting. If an Election of Officers is necessary we will carry out a secret ballot. Please contact me if you need any further information.

Sincerely,

Lauri Roche Past President, RASC Victoria Centre


List of RASC Council positions for the Victoria Centre 2014-2016

* Elected Positions – People who have let their names stand for election ( so far)

*President – Sherry Buttnor

*First Vice President

*Second Vice President

*Secretary

*Treasurer – Bruce Lane

Appointed/ Other Positions

Past President – Nelson Walker

National Representative – Lauri Roche

Librarian

Telescopes and Public Outreach – Sid Sidhu

Skynews Editor

Membership Co-ordinator

Light Abatement Chair

Webmaster – Joe Carr

Observing Chair

Systems Administrator

Members at Large: Bill Almond (Victoria Centre Historian), Jim Hesser (NRC Liaison), Alex Schmid (University of Victoria Liaison), David Lee (Observing), Li-Ann Skibo, Paul Schumacher

Werner X sightings for 2014

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The Lunar X (also known as the Werner X) is a clair-obscur effect in which light and shadow creates the appearance of a letter ‘X’ on the rim of the Blanchinus, La Caille and Purbach craters.

The X is visible only for a few hours before the first quarter. To find the X look along the lunar terminator, the line between dark and light, start at about the middle and follow it slightly south. Near to the X, the Lunar V is also visible, formed by Ukert crater and several other small craters.

Lunar X visibility in 2014

Jan 8 2014 16:12 UT
Feb7 2014 06:46 UT
Mar 8 2014 20:19 UT
Apr 7 2014 08:38 UT
May 6 2014 19:56 UT
Jun 5 2014 06:36 UT
Jul 4 2014 17:11 UT
Aug 3 2014 04:11 UT
Sep 1 2014 15:59 UT
Oct 1 2014 04:51 UT
Oct 30 2014 18:45 UT
Nov 29 2014 09:25 UT
Dec 29 2014 00:21 UT