1800s

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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Thomas Lindsay 1800s

Thomas Lindsay, Recording Secretary of the Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto (1895-1900).

Photo published in JRASC, 1917.

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Robert Ridgeway 1800s

Robert Ridgeway, one of the original eight members of the Toronto Astronomical Club in 1868.

Photo published in JRASC, 1917.

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