1800s

Eclipse 1869 Observatory #2

View of Jefferson City, Iowa, from observatory.

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Eclipse 1869 Observatory

The 1869 eclipse expedition at Jefferson City, Iowa, USA—clear for action.

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Dr. Sommer's Map of the Moon

In 1879, the Rev'd Dr. Alfred Sommer published one of the earliest lunar maps by an astronomer (amateur or professional) working in Canada, bearing a Canadian imprint. It appears in The New Dominion Monthly of January, 1879, 58-79 (between pages 56 & 65 - this was, incidentally, the valedictory issue of the publication). This map may, in fact, be the earliest published lunar map of Canadian origin printed in a Canadian publication. A rare copy is in the RASC Archives.

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Max Muller 1893

An
Offering of Sincere Gratitude

To
My many Friends and Fellow-Labourers
For their good wishes on the
First of September 1893

The
Fiftieth Anniversary of my receiving
The Doctor's Degree in the
University of Leipzig

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Eclipse, Solar - 1860-07-18

An expedition, including Simon Newcomb, observed from northern Manitoba.

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Eclipse, Solar - 1869-08-07

This eclipse was successfully observed and photographed from near Jefferson City, Iowa, USA.

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Andrew Elvins 1872

Andrew Elvins in 1872.

Picture published in JRASC, 1919.

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George Pursey 1800s

George G. Pursey, Charter Member (1890) of the Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto.

Photo published in JRASC, 1917.

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Allan Miller 1800s

Allan F. Miller, Charter Member (1890) of the Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto.

Photo published in JRASC, 1917.

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Charles Potter 1800s

Charles Potter, one of the original eight members of the Toronto Astronomical Club in 1868.

Photo published in JRASC, 1917.

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