Ruth Northcott

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 Cast 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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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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Ruth Northcott 19640517

Miss Ruth Northcott. Professor of Astronomy at University of Toronto. RASC President 1962-4. Editor of RASC publications. Died 1969 July 29. Photo taken at Ottawa on 1964 May 17. Photo by Norman Green.

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GA 1964 #34

Ruth J. Northcott

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GA 1964 #27

Norman Green, Ruth Northcott, D.J. Fitzgerald.

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