1961

Gold Medal 1961

Peter Millman (r) presents the Gold Medal to Richard Henry in 1961 at RASC National Office (252 College Street). This photo appears in Looking Up, p. 56.

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J.F. Heard 19610504

Dr. J.F. Heard. Director of the David Dunlap Observatory (1951-65). RASC President 1953-54. Died 1976 October 5. Photo taken on 1961 May 4.  Photo by Norman Green.

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GA 1961 Audio

Audio from the 1961 General Assembly in Toronto.

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GA Guest Book 1960-63

Guest book for:

  • 1960 General Assembly
  • 1961 Annual Meeting
  • 1963 General Assembly

 

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Venus 196104091740

Venus on 1961 April 9 at 12:40 + 15m EST (17:40 UT) as sketched by Jim Low. 4" reflector at 130x. Seeing 3-4. Transparency 0-5 (some clouds). This observation was made about 30 hours before inferior conjunction (daytime observation).

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Venus 196012272047

Venus on 1960 December 27 at 15:47 + 10m EST (20:47 UT) as sketched by Jim Low. 4" reflector at 167x. Seeing 3. Transparency 4. The Sun was a few degrees above the horizon during the observation.

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Venus 196111191730

Venus on 1961 November 19 at 12:30 EST (17:30 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8" reflector at 245x. Seeing 2-3/10. Transparency 4-5 (day). Diffuse markings only suspected—phase 96%.

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Venus 196110071600

Venus on 1961 October 7 at 12:00-12:10 EDT (16:00-16:10 UT) as sketched by George E. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 1-4-5/10. Transparency 4/5. Dusky marking on eastern limb glimpsed only during periods of good seeing. Marking to the north appeared to be quite definite. Marking at the south seen only during moments of good seeing, as was the marking at centre of terminator.

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Venus 196109301340

Venus on 1961 September 30 at 13:40-13:50 EDT (17:40-17:50 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 4/10. Transparency 4/5. Terminator darker than usual.

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Venus 196109231345

Venus on 1961 September 23 at 13:45-13:55 EDT (17:45-17:55 UT) as sketched by G. Wedge. 6" refractor at 150x. Seeing 2-3/10. Transparency 2/5.

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