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William Harper

(1878-1940) DO and DAO astronomer; first winner of the RASC Gold Medal (1906); Society President (1928-29).

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Robert Meldrum Stewart

(1878-1954) Dominion Observatory Director (1924-46); Society President (1924-25).

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Arthur Covington

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

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Lloyd Higgs

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

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Jack Locke

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

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Peter Millman

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

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John Stanley Plaskett

(1865-1941) J.S. Plaskett played a pivotal role in the establishment of astrophysical research in Canada and helped to confirm the rotation rate of the Milky Way. He was an active member of the Ottawa Centre between 1907 and 1918, acted as an Associate Editor of the Journal for 28 years, and Society President (1914-15).

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Malcolm Thomson

(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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GA Guide 2006

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GA 1990 Symposium

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
to celebrate its centenary of incorporation
presents
YOU AND THE UNIVERSE
A Public Symposium

Alumni Theatre, Carleton University, Ottawa
Saturday, June 30, 1990

Five Free 1 Hour Lectures — No Tickets Required

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