1980s

London 60th Dinner

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Ball Telescope

George Ball and his telescope in 1980.

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George Ball Observatory

George Ball's observatory in Victoria, B.C. in 1980.

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Richard Tanner

RASC Gold Medal winner (1948) and Dominion Observatory astronomer.

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Geoffrey Bell

(1899-1982) A Paris, Ontario member and noted solar observer.

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Robert Jedicke

Robert is a Canadian astronomy researcher working at the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawaii. Jedicke's expertise is analysing observations and theoretical dynamics of the population of asteroids in the solar system, particularly mini-moons near Earth's orbit. Recently, his search for mini-moons took him to the control room of the Subaru telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea, where he had an observing run with an 8-metre telescope.

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RASC National Office

The RASC's headquarters has moved around Toronto over the years:

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Eclipse, Solar - 19840530

The weather in southern Ontario was less than cooperative, but the Toronto Centre sent out a busload of 45 members on a 2½ day bus trip to catch 13 seconds of annularity for only $175.

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Astronomy Day 1984 #7

Astronomy Day 1984 (May 5) in Kingston, Ontario. Hein van Asperen with his home-made 10 Newtonian on Dobsonian mount.  Leo Enright is on the right.

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J.A. Pearce Interview

Interview with Dr. Joseph A. Pearce in Victoria on August 31, 1981 by Christopher Aikman (DAO, Victoria Centre Secretary) and Muriel Enock (Victoria Centre SkyNews Editor).

Note from Muriel Enock:

I should explain the tape gaps.  The first gap was when the first (of my three shorter) sides finished.  Dr. Pearce startled, and by the time he had got back on track, so I had the second side.  So here you really don't miss anything.  

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