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1950s

Alice Douglas

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(1894-1988) Professor of Astronomy and Dean of Women at Queen's University (1939-63). She studied Physics under Sir Arthur Eddington and later wrote his biography. President of the Society (1943-44) and founder of the RASC Kingston Centre in 1961.

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Douglas, Alice V.
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Peter Millman

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(1906-90) Dominion Observatory/NRC astronomer with an interest in meteors; RASC President (1960-62).

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Millman, Peter M.
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Robert Petrie

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(1906-66) DAO astronomer and member of the Victoria Centre.

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Petrie, Robert M.
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Andrew McKellar

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(1910-60) DAO astronomer and Victoria Centre member.

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McKellar, Andrew
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Marie Fidler

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(?-1996) Executive Secretary of the RASC (1958-72).

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Fidler, Marie
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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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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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