1960s

IUAA #2

Ken Chilton speaks at the IUAA. (Bologna 1969 meeting?)

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IUAA #1

Ken Chilton (centre) and other IUAA officers. Bologna 1969 meeting? (Note in Lang album says this was his election as President, but he was actually elected Secretary. See NNL Feb 1970 p.L4 - PDF)

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Colquhoun and Thomson

1968 March 7: Hamilton Centre member Ed Colquhoun and Malcolm Thomson, Chief Timekeeper at the Dominion Observatory.

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Members 1968

Members of

THE
ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
OF CANADA

252 COLLEGE STREET - TORONTO 2B, ONTARIO

FOR USE OF MEMBERS ONLY

Permission for the use of this membership
list for other purposes must be obtained
from the National Office.

1968 August 1

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Nova Delphini 1967

 

Nova Delphini, Discovered by Alcock 8 July 1967 5th Mag
 
R.A. 20h 40.0m Dec +18° 58' (1950)
 
Revised Mag's Sept 1 '67
 
Drawn by T. Dickinson Aug. 8
 
Chart is inverted for telescopic use
 
U Del - Variable Mag 5.6 - 7.5
 
Nova Del R.A. 20 h 40.0 m Dec. +18° 58' (1950)
 
Data Supplied by J.Low, Montreal Centre
 
Decimals Omitted in Star Magnitudes.
 
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McLaughlin Planetarium

The McLaughlin Planetarium of the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada

The McLaughlin Planetarium opened to the public November 2, 1968. It took two years to build and cost $2,250,000. Among the largest and most modern planetariums in thw world, it was a gift to the Royal Ontario Museum for the people of Toronto and Ontario from R.S. McLaughlin of Oshawa, Ontario. Mr. McLaughlin, Chairman of the Board of General Motors of Canada, was a pioneer in the automobile industry.

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C.H. Clark Scope

Lethbridge, 1960 Sept 27.

Homemade Equatorial with Mrs. Clark in charge.

The setting circles are made from sheet aluminum. The gears are steel worm and gears made from sheet brass held in contact by spring tension.

Good seeing,

CHC

CH Clark

1788-10th Ave. S., Alta.

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Castlefield Observatory Sketch

Bert Topham's Castlefield Observatory in Toronto, at the end of its life.

Sketch by Eugene Fedorenko (Toronto Centre).

Photos of this observatory from the RASC Archives.

A short bio on Bert Topham (1893-1962) appears on page 148 of Looking Up.

Note from Geoff Gaherty:

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Comet Burnham

Comet Burnham, photographed by H.N.A. Maclean (Niagara) on 1960 May 2 (22:33-22:38 EST) with an 8 f/8 reflector, 250x.

This image is from the RASC Comet and Nova Section Archive. [View Source]

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QE Planetarium Brochure

Queen Elizabeth Planetarium brochure.

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