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1900s

William Harper

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(1878-1940) DO and DAO astronomer; first winner of the RASC Gold Medal (1906); Society President (1928-29).

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Harper, William E.
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John Collins

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(1865-1957) A 67-year member of the Society (Toronto); writer of a Toronto Telegram astronomy column (1900-48); Society Secretary (1902-17) and President (1920-21).

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Collins, John R.
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Lachlan Gilchrist

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(1875-1962) Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Toronto; Society President (1934-35).

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Gilchrist, Lachlan
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Robert Meldrum Stewart

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(1878-1954) Dominion Observatory Director (1924-46); Society President (1924-25).

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Stewart, Robert Meldrum
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Walter Jackson

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(1880-1962) A specialist in terrestrial magnetism, and President of the Society (1922-23).

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Jackson, Walter E.W.
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Andrew Hunter

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(1863-1940) President of the Society (1926-27).

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Hunter, Andrew F.
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Clarence Chant

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(1865-1956) Professor of Astronomy at University of Toronto, President of the Society (1904-07), editor of the Journal and Handbook for 50 years, and an important figure in the creation of the David Dunlap Observatory.

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Chant, Clarence A.
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John Stanley Plaskett

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(1865-1941) J.S. Plaskett played a pivotal role in the establishment of astrophysical research in Canada and helped to confirm the rotation rate of the Milky Way. He was an active member of the Ottawa Centre between 1907 and 1918, acted as an Associate Editor of the Journal for 28 years, and Society President (1914-15).

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Plaskett, John S.
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Robert Stupart

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(1857-1940) F.R.S.C., F.R.A.S.C. Director of the Toronto Observatory and Superintendent of the Dominion Meteorological Service (1894-1929), and President of the Society (1902-03). He was knighted in 1916.

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Stupart, Sir Robert F.
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James Wadsworth

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(1842-1905) B.A., M.A., M.B. A school inspector by trade. He built the 12½" reflector (the largest in Canada at the time) that he used to observe the heavens from his observatory on Talbot Street in Simcoe, Ontario.

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Wadsworth, James J.
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