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THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA COMET AND NOVA SECTION May 5, 1962. PROGRESS REPORT to the General Assembly of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, held in Edmonton, Alberta on May 18-19, 1962. To date, I have sent out two bulletins and three announcements to all Centres of the Society. To date, I have received replies from twelve of the sixteen Centres. My contacts are: CENTRE NAME AND POSITION ADDRESS Halifax B.W. Allen, 419 Windsor St, Halifax, N.S. President Hamilton Stewart Buntain, 761 Upper Ottawa St, Hamilton,Ont C & N Chairman Kingston Tony Fink, Leonard Hall, Queen's Univ., Kingston C & N Chairman London J.W. Haynes, 1547 Ryersie Dr, London, Ont. C & N Chairman Montreal Dr. T.F. Morris 114 Dobie Ave, Montreal 16, P.Q. Comet Chairman Mrs. M.I. Yane Nova Search Chairman 5375 Cumberland Ave, Montreal 29 Niagara Falls Hugh N.A. Maclean C & N Chairman 88 Lorne Ave, St. Catherines, Ont. Ottawa Earl H. Dudgeon Obs. Group Chairman 247 Knox Cres., Ottawa 1, Ont. Quebec Jos. Matte C & N Chairman 53 Clairmont Ave. Quebec 10. P.Q. Toronto Kurt Frenhel Comet Recorder 8 Yarmouth Gardens, Toronto 4,Ont. Vancouver J.A. Jacobs President University of B.C.,Physics Dept, Victoria Robert Peters Vancouver 8 Dir. Telescope 2371 Arbutus Rd., Victoria, B.C. Winnipeg Dr. John Scatliff C & N Chairman 21 Sandra Bay, Winnipeg 19, Man. Over half of these Centres show a definite interest in taking part in this programme, and I have received "search" reports from Montreal and Hamilton, and other observations from Halifax, Niagara Falls, and Winnipeg. I expect more reports from other Centres within the next month. Comet Seki-Lines (1962c) was well observed, although several Centres indicated Weather conditions were not too favourable. Observations will be included on the display. 411 Brixton Avenue Jim Low St. Lambert, P.Q. National Coordinator, Comet & Nova Sec. Standing Committee on Observational Activities, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada