Submitted by EBriggs on Mon, 2013-04-29 13:22
Edward Walter Maunder (1851–1928), a British astronomer, was the driving force in the foundation of the British Astronomical Association. He is well-known for discovering a prolonged minimum in solar activity from 1645 to 1715, corresponding with lower than average European temperatures.
Mr. Maunder was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto on 1894-01-23. His correspondence extended as far as participation in the Labrador total solar eclipse expedition of 1905-08-30, when he and his wife Annie were invited as guests of the Canadian government.
Reference: MPC 83583