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The Society finally acquired its current name, "The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada" in 1903. The RASC Gold Medal was instituted in 1906. The Society also expanded to cities other than Toronto with the opening of Centres, starting with Ottawa in 1906. In 1907, the Journal and Observer's Handbook commenced publishing.


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Today in History

1782Goodricke discovers variability of Algol.237 years ago
1896Discovery of SS Cygni announced.123 years ago
1916Percival Lowell dies at 61. JRASC | JRASC | JRASC103 years ago
1981Second launch of space shuttle Columbia. STS-238 years ago

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