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Helen Hogg

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(1905-93) A well-known DDO astronomer (specializing in globular cluster variables) and popularizer of astronomy. She wrote an astronomy column in The Toronto Star for 30 years. Served as President (1957-58) and Honorary President (1977-81) of the Society.

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Hogg, Helen S.
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Alice Douglas

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(1894-1988) Professor of Astronomy and Dean of Women at Queen's University (1939-63). She studied Physics under Sir Arthur Eddington and later wrote his biography. President of the Society (1943-44) and founder of the RASC Kingston Centre in 1961.

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Douglas, Alice V.
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Peter Millman

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(1906-90) Dominion Observatory/NRC astronomer with an interest in meteors; RASC President (1960-62).

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Millman, Peter M.
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Cyril Clark

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(1912-) Treasurer of the Society (1970-76) and Chair of the Property Committee (1972-77).

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Clark, Cyril G.
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Marie Fidler

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(?-1996) Executive Secretary of the RASC (1958-72).

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Fidler, Marie
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Malcolm Thomson

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(1908-2002) RASC National President (1966-1968) during Canada's Centenary, Chief of the Positional Astronomy and Time Service (1957-1966), and Chief of the Astronomy Division (1966-1970) at the Dominion Observatory. When the DO closed, he became head of the NRC's Time and Frequency Section of the Physics Division (for more information, see http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2002BAAS...34.1385H.) —RAR

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Beginning of the Long Dash

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This is the typescript of Malcolm M. Thomson's important The Beginning of the Long Dash: A History of Timekeeping in Canada (1978). Thomson's monograph is the standard account of its subject. The version here is fuller than that published by the University of Toronto Press in 1978.

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1985
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520

J.D. Fernie 19870518

J.D. Fernie 19870518

Dr. J.D. Fernie. RASC President 1974-76. Photo taken on 1987 May 18 at the Toronto GA. Photo by Norman Green.

Lloyd Higgs 19870518

Lloyd Higgs 19870518

Dr. Lloyd Higgs. RASC President 1988-90. Photo taken on 1987 May 18 at the Toronto GA. Photo by Norman Green.

Damien Lemay 19870518

Damien Lemay 19870518

Damien Lemay. RASC President 1990-92. Photo taken on 1987 May 18 at the Toronto GA. Photo by Norman Green.  (The two people in the background are likely Leo Enright and Denise Sabatini.)

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