1980s

Alan Batten

(1933-) DAO astronomer (1959-91); Society President (1976-78); JRASC Editor (1980-88).

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Arthur Covington

(1913-2001) Canada's first radio astronomer; RASC Honorary President (1986-89).

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Raymond Auclair

(1952-) A longtime unattached member of the Society, and organizer of the 1989 General Assembly.

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Franklin Loehde

(1936-) A longtime Edmonton Centre member and Society President (1982-84).

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John Percy

(1941-) A longtime professor of Astronomy at U of T Erindale, well known for his work in variable stars and astronomy education. Society President (1978-80), and Observer's Handbook editor (1971-81). Recipient of the RASC Gold Medal in 1962 and Service Award in 1977.

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Lloyd Higgs

(1937-) Radio astronomer, JRASC Editor (1976-80), Society President (1988-90).

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Ray Thompson

(1923-2015) An accomplished observer and member of the Toronto Centre; recipient of the Chant Medal in 1967.

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Jack Locke

(1921-2010) Radio astronomer and President of the Society (1972-74).

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Isabel Williamson

(1907-2000) An active member of the Montreal Centre and the driving force behind the observing programs there from the 1940s through the 1960s.

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Helen Hogg

(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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