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The Early Society 1890-1905

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RASC Publications 1890-1905

The following information is taken from Looking Up, by Peter Broughton.

The Journal traces its ancestry back to the year of the Society's Provincial Incorporation [1890], but just as the name of the organization changed over the years, so did the title of its publications...

1890-1901 Transactions of the
Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto
1902-03, 1904 RASC Selected Papers and Proceedings
1905 RASC Transactions
(Including Selected Papers and Proceedings)
1906 (no publications)
1907- Journal of the RASC

Right from the start there was a concerted effort to make the publications of the Society widely known and of a high standard...As the title suggested, the contents were essentially reports of the regular meetings of the Society. Because of that, there was not much original scientific research though many of the members were conscientious observers and some enjoyed speculating on current theories. Corresponding members, who were often well-known astronomers from the United States or Britain, sometimes contributed papers which were read at meetings and then published. These tended to give the Transactions a place on the international stage.

 

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1893

 
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1894

 
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1895

 
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1896

 
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1897

 
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1898
 
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1899
 
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1900

 
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1901

 
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1904

 
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1905