Mars on 1961 January 16/17 at 18:35-19:00 local time (23:35-00:00 UT) by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 116°. 8 reflector at 300x. Seeing 3-4/10. Transparency 4-5/5. During best moments canals glimpsed as very diffused streaks. T = -1°.
Mars on 1961 January 18/19 at 19:10-19:30 local time (00:10-00:30 UT) by K.R. Brasch. C.M. 102°. 6 reflector at 220x. Seeing 2-(4)/10. Transparency 4/5. Canal glimpsed during few seconds of seeing 4. T = -1°.
Mars on 1961 January 27/28 at 19:45-20:20 local time (0045-0120 UT) as sketched by K.R. Brasch. 8 reflector at 300-375x. Seeing 0-4. Transparency 4-2. C.M. 33°. Immense detail visible during short periods of fair seeing. T = -1.
I feel this is timely bearing in mind the closure of the Canadian Air and Space Museum at that location in late September . The names on the program for the 26 Oct 1961 symposium (50 years ago yesterday!) reads like a who's who of experts in Canadian aerospace history:
An INTRODUCTION to the wonders of astronomy, published by the ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA (TORONTO CENTRE) and distributed free to visitors at the Society's open-air meetings and Exhibition display; also at the Saturday public evenings at the David Dunlap Observatory.