Ruth Northcott

Gold Medal 1962 #3

Ruth Northcott (in front of door) and Carol (Mrs. J.E.) Kennedy (left of globe) at 252 College Street.

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Gold Medal 1962 #1

Ruth Northcott presents the 1962 Gold Medal to John Percy at 252 College Street.

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Ruth Northcott #1

Photo by Ballard and Jarrett Photographers, Toronto.

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CWSF 1963 Award

A moment of achievement is recorded as a pleased exhibitor, Norman W.G. Wilde, receives warmest congratulations and best wishes for his future endeavours in astronomy from Miss Ruth J. Northcott, National President. The location—the central rotunda of Toronto's famous Casa Loma—where the second Canada-Wide Science Fair was held. (Photography by Michael Burns.)

This photo appeared in JRASC, Oct. 1963, pp. 230-31.

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GA 1969 #1

The 1969 GA in Toronto. Ruth Northcott is in the print dress and behind her head are George Ball and his wife Rose. Jeremy Tatum (?) may be seen in the back row looking at his program. The young man with his right hand raised in the back row might be Rick Simon. Fred Troyer (?) at the back—2nd last row—with white paper on chest.

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Ruth Northcott Ex Libris

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Topham Letter #3

Undated letter (no year given), found in a 1937 variable star logbook from Toronto.

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Topham Letter #2

Undated letter, found in a 1937 variable star logbook from Toronto.

Dear Miss Northcott

I have nothing of importance to report this month.

have a rotten cold for 3 weeks from being up at Crystal Lake.

Some gentlemen from Barrie came on evening at 10:30, and they were amateur astronomers. I was at work, until 2:30AM so missed them.

Three new places put up around here with glowing flood lights after dark, needlessly lighting up the sky instead of the immediate area around their property.

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Topham Letter #1

Undated letter, found in a 1937 variable star logbook from Toronto.

Dear Miss Northcott

I expect you will be just returning from your vacation. I think you had them July last year. I get, last in Aug + first two weeks left and as I see to have my weed sneezes about then I guess I will either sneeze here or go north past the dust of it.

I am diapointed [sic] at having no good nights this last week, as there was no moon. I note in Journal the success of Miss Paterson, I hope her new position is well liked by her.

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Ruth Northcott

(1913-1969) Society President (1962-64), Journal editor (1957-69), Handbook editor (1958-70); Service Award (1967).

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