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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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Thomson, Malcolm M.
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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.

Year: 
1985
Pages: 
520

GA 1969 #2

GA 1969 #2

The 1969 GA in Toronto, possibly in the Physics Department Lounge on the ground floor of the McLennan Physics building. Ken Chilton is at the rear left. The seated fellow seen in profile wearing a bow tie is Malcolm Thomson. Jack Heard is in conversation with Malcolm. Jack and Ken both died in 1976. The face in the upper right corner may be Vern Ramsay. The woman at lower left is Rosalind Sundell.

Malcolm Thomson 19680518

Malcolm Thomson 19680518

Malcolm Thomson. RASC President 1966-68. Photo taken at Calgary on 1968 May 18. Photo by Norman Green.

GA 1968 Audio

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Audio recordings of the 1968 General Assembly in Calgary.

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1968
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GA 1964 #40

GA 1964 #40

Jack Grant (beard) and M.M. Thomson.

Colquhoun and Thomson #2

Colquhoun and Thomson #2

1968 March 7: Ed Colquhoun, Malcolm Thomson, ?.

Colquhoun and Thomson

Colquhoun and Thomson

1968 March 7: Hamilton Centre member Ed Colquhoun and Malcolm Thomson, Chief Timekeeper at the Dominion Observatory.

GA 1967 Portrait

GA 1967 Portrait

Congrès de la SRAC — Montréal, QC 1967 (Université de Montréal)

  • Philippe Mailloux, Prés. "Centre-Français" de Montréal. (1968-68)
  • Raymond R. Thompson, "Centre de Toronto". Médaille Chant 1967
  • Helen S. Hogg, Ancienne Présidente (1957). Médaille-du-Mérite 1967.
  • Malcolm Thomson, Président de la SRAC (1967), "Centre de Ottawa"

* Note: Henri Simard, du "Centre-Français" recût lui-aussi la Médaille-du-Mérite.

M.M. Thomson

M.M. Thomson

M.M. Thomson at the RASC GA 1964.

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