Named in honour of Roy L. Bishop (b. 1939-09-22 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia), professor emeritus of physics at Acadia University, Nova Scotia. Bishop served a term as President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada from 1984-1986, and as Honorary President from 2001-2005. From 1982 until 2000, Bishop edited the Observer's Handbook of the RASC, a vital reference for professional and amateur astronomers. Bishop was awarded the RASC's Chant Medal, and also serves as Honorary President of the RASC Halifax Centre. Bishop is also known for his unique photographs, especially one of a double rainbow over Isaac Newton's birthplace.
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