1879

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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Jupiter 1879

Jupiter, showing Red Spot as seen in 1879 with a 3-inch achromat. Sketch by Andrew Elvins.

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