Many in the amateur astronomical world now know the story of how a young David Levy was nearly expelled from the Society 45 years ago. Familiarity with the tale is due in no small part to Dr. Levy's candid retelling of it, and the unexpectedly happy outcome of the event; he continued to observe, he became famous, and he refused to repudiate us. Now one of the prime surviving documents shaping that affair has gone online. Explore the many more documents illuminating the Society's fascinating and varied role at the heart of Canadian astronomy in our online eArchives and our early publications.

Much of the work on the eArchives is due to the dedicated work of our webmaster Walter MacDonald, and Geoff Gaherty, Eric Briggs, Colin Haig, and other dedicated Society members.

eNews date: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012