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1930s

John Heard

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(1907-76) Director of the David Dunlap Observatory (1951-65), RASC President (1953-54).

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Heard, John 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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Boyd Brydon

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

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Brydon, H. Boyd
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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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Malcolm Thomson

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(1908-2002) RASC National President (1966-1968) during Canada's Centenary, Chief of the Positional Astronomy and Time Service (1957-1966), and Chief of the Astronomy Division (1966-1970) at the Dominion Observatory. When the DO closed, he became head of the NRC's Time and Frequency Section of the Physics Division (for more information, see http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2002BAAS...34.1385H.) —RAR

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Thomson, Malcolm M.
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Bert Topham

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(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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Topham, Bert
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Castlefield Observatory

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(1938-62) Bert Topham's observatory at 1250 Castlefield Ave., Toronto.

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Observatory, Castlefield
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100 Lantern Slides

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Note: The slides to accompany this handbook can be found here.

(See Chant's autobiography, pp. 390-394 for the history of the handbook and slide set.)

 

 

A HANDBOOK

TO ACCOMPANY A SET OF

ONE HUNDRED ASTRONOMICAL LANTERN SLIDES

PREPARED BY

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1930
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68

Members 1936

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List of officers and members for 1936. (This booklet was also scanned by, and is in, NASA's ADS.)

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1936
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24
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