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Archives - 1960s

1960s images from the national archives.

IUAA #1

IUAA #1

Ken Chilton (centre) and other IUAA officers. Bologna 1969 meeting? (Note in Lang album says this was his election as President, but he was actually elected Secretary. See NNL Feb 1970 p.L4 - PDF)

Colquhoun and Thomson

Colquhoun and Thomson

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

C.H. Clark Scope

C.H. Clark Scope

Lethbridge, 1960 Sept 27.

Homemade Equatorial with Mrs. Clark in charge.

The setting circles are made from sheet aluminum. The gears are steel worm and gears made from sheet brass held in contact by spring tension.

Good seeing,

CHC

CH Clark

1788-10th Ave. S., Alta.

Castlefield Observatory Sketch

Castlefield Observatory Sketch

Bert Topham's Castlefield Observatory in Toronto, at the end of its life.

Sketch by Eugene Fedorenko (Toronto Centre).

Photos of this observatory from the RASC Archives.

A short bio on Bert Topham (1893-1962) appears on page 148 of Looking Up.

Note from Geoff Gaherty:

Kennedy and Roper

Kennedy and Roper

J.E. Kennedy and E.E. Roper (Mayor of Edmonton) on 1962 May 18.

This photo appeared in JRASC with the following caption:

His Worship the Mayor of Edmonton, Dr. E.E. Roper, receives his membership card and lapel pin from the National Secretary, Mr. J.E. Kennedy.

Millman, Northcott, and Jorgenson

Millman, Northcott, and Jorgenson

P.M. Millman, R.J. Northcott, and the Hon. R.D. Jorgenson.

Helm Fund Presentation

Helm Fund Presentation

J.E. Kennedy watches as RASC President Ruth Northcott presents
the first cheque from the Walter Helm Endowment Fund
to DDO DirectorJ.F. Heard, July 11, 1962.

(This photo appeared in Looking Up, p.79.)

Comet Ikeya-Seki

Comet Ikeya-Seki

Comet Ikeya-Seki rising in the morning sky on 1965 November 4 around 4:30 a.m. (haze is obscuring the comet's head). 10-minute exposure on Tri-X film. Photo by Bill Jenkins.

This photo is from the RASC Comet and Nova Section Archive. [View Source]

Comet Burnham

Comet Burnham

Comet Burnham, photographed by H.N.A. Maclean (Niagara) on 1960 May 2 (22:33-22:38 EST) with an 8" f/8 reflector, 250x.

This image is from the RASC Comet and Nova Section Archive. [View Source]

Ruth Northcott 1960s

Ruth Northcott 1960s

Ruth Northcott in the 1960s. Photo by Doug Hube.

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