1920s

Clarence Chant

(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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Boyd Brydon

(187?-1947) An active member of the Victoria Centre and winner of the Chant Medal in 1941.

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John Stanley Plaskett

(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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Robert Stupart

(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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Bert Topham

(1893-1962) Bert Topham (Toronto Centre) was a prominent observer of his day, and the first recipient of the Society's Chant Medal.

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John Paterson

(1846-1930) K.C., M.A., F.R.A.S.C. A math teacher at Upper Canada College, later a lawyer, and President of the Society (1896-97).

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Russell Toronto Lectures

SYNOPSIS OF A COURSE OF LECTURES

By PROFESSOR H. N. RUSSELL

At the University of Toronto during February, 1924


Two or more lectures will be devoted to each division

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Observatory for Toronto

An Astronomical Observatory for Toronto

An outline of a project prepared by a committee representing the University of Toronto and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

 

AN ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY FOR TORONTO

THE NEED OF A OBSERVATORY

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