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(1861-1937) Professor of Engineering at U of T; Society President (1912-13).

(1878-1954) Dominion Observatory Director (1924-46); Society President (1924-25).

(1857-1940) F.R.S.C., F.R.A.S.C. Director of the Toronto Observatory and Superintendent of the Dominion Meteorological Service (1894-1929), and President of the Society (1902-03). He was knighted in 1916.

Rev. D.B. Marsh's Brashear 5-inch telescope.

(1923-) An accomplished observer and member of the Toronto Centre; recipient of the Chant Medal in 1967.

(1893-1974) Director of the Canadian Meteorological Service (1946-59); Society President (1949-50).

(1908-2002) RASC National President (1966-1968) during Canada's Centenary, Chief of the Positional Astronomy and Time Service (1957-1966), and Chief of the Astronomy Division (1966-1970) at the Dominion Observatory. When the DO closed, he became head of the NRC's Time and Frequency Section of the Physics Division (for more information, see...

(1893-1962) Bert Topham (Toronto Centre) was a prominent observer of his day, and the first recipient of the Society's Chant Medal.

(1912-99) An active 75-year member of the Toronto Centre. He received the Service Award in 1960.

(1842-1905) B.A., M.A., M.B. A school inspector by trade. He built the 12½" reflector (the largest in Canada at the time) that he used to observe the heavens from his observatory on Talbot Street in Simcoe, Ontario.