1980s

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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Newcomb Monument #2

The plaque on the Simon Newcomb monument at Wallace Bridge, NS.

Photo by Gordon Hawkins, August 1986.

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Newcomb Monument

David Chapman, a winner of the Simon Newcomb Award, stands beside the monument at the former astronomer’s birthplace at Wallace Bridge, NS.

(This photo appeared on page 59 of Looking Up.  Photo by Gordon Hawkins, August 1986.)

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Roy and Phyllis Belfield

Active members of the Winnipeg Centre.

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Randall Brooks

Ottawa and Halifax Centre member. Service Award 1986.

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Stan Mott

A longtime Ottawa Centre member, Librarian, eclipse chaser and meteor observer. Service Award 1980.

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Damien Lemay

A Québec Centre member and avid astrophotographer. Chant Medal 1987. National President (1990-92).

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