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NASA photo depicting Chasing Eclipse Project

Science in the Shadows: NASA Selects Five Experiments for 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse will darken a swath of North America as the Moon blocks the light of the Sun for a few minutes on April 8, 2024. NASA will fund five interdisciplinary science projects for the 2024 eclipse to make the most of this opportunity. The projects, which are led by researchers at different academic institutions, will study the Sun and its influence on Earth with a variety of instruments, including cameras aboard high-altitude research planes, Amateur radios, and more.

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Promo for Operation Dark Skies Simulated Emergency Test showing a solar eclipse
Emergency communications

Simulated Emergency Test 2023: Operation Dark Skies

This year’s Simulated Emergency Test will coincide with a celestial phenomenon: a solar eclipse! The Simulated Emergency Test (SET) is a Canada-wide exercise in emergency communications, which is administered by Radio Amateurs of Canada’s Community Services Officer and Section Managers. This year ‘s event is known as “Operation Dark Skies” and will be held in two parts on October 14 and October 16.

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About Us

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) is the national association for Amateur Radio in Canada. It is a not-for-profit membership association with its headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, representing the interests of Amateur Radio across Canada.

Radio Amateurs of Canada represents all Canadian Amateurs at all levels of government. Speaking on behalf of Canadian Radio Amateurs, RAC provides liaison with government agencies and carries the Amateur voice about regulatory and spectrum issues to the discussion table with government and industry leaders, nationally and internationally. RAC is the Canadian voting member society of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).

For more information “About RAC” please see  the “We Are All About Amateur Radio” brochure.

Volunteers Needed: RAC continues to provide many programs and services to its members and strives to adapt to meet today’s requirements, but we need your help to do so. Please take a look at the volunteer opportunities – Youth Services, Field Organization, IT and website – and consider joining the RAC Volunteer Team.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you have suggestions or comments for RAC then please send them to your Regional Director. For a complete list of the RAC Board of Directors and Executive please visit: https://wp.rac.ca/our-organization/

RAC Office Hours for RAC HQ: Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 4 pm EST

If you have questions, donation queries, etc. please contact us below or email . Content updates, etc. for RAC, send them to the webmaster.

Radio Amateurs of/du Canada
720 Belfast Road
Suite 217
Ottawa, ON
K1G 0Z5

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