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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of nine directors who are normally elected for three-year terms by members of the Society. The Board appoints from within its ranks five officers as follows:

  • President
  • 1st Vice-President (Chair, Publications Committee; Chair, Constitution Committee)
  • 2nd Vice-President (Chair Nominating Committee)
  • National Secretary
  • Treasurer (Chair, Finance Committee)

The Board also includes four Directors at large and the Executive Director of the Society (ex-officio).

Observer's Handbook 1963

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THE OBSERVER’S HANDBOOK for 1963 is the 55th issue. The tables of the principal elements of the solar system and of the satellites have been revised to give the accepted values used in the national ephemerides; the inclination of the equator of each planet to its orbital plane has been added. Dimensions of Saturn’s rings are included. The predictions for the minima of Algol are based on the period and epoch used previously; from recent observations, these may be of the order of three quarters of an hour late.

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1963
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Observer's Handbook 1962

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THE OBSERVER’S HANDBOOK for 1962 is the 54th issue. The section on lunar occultations has been expanded to include all the predictions made for the Canadian Stations by the British Nautical Almanac Office; occultations of stars of magnitude 7.5 or brighter are listed. Comments are requested concerning the increased value of this enlarged section.

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1962
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100

Observer's Handbook 1961

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THE OBSERVER’S HANDBOOK for 1961 is the 53rd issue. Several additions have been made: the pronunciations of the names of the constellations, a finding list of named stars, a small map of the moon and the maximum and minimum values of the moon’s libration in longitude and latitude. Additional explanations are given for sidereal time and for the correction for longitude in changing from local mean to standard time. Opposition ephemerides are given for the four brightest asteroids, together with a map of the path of Vesta near the time of opposition.

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1961
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Observer's Handbook 1960

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THE OBSERVER’S HANDBOOK for 1960 is the 52nd issue. Two additions have been made: the range of change during the year of the longitude of the moon’s orbit and opposition ephemerides of the two brightest asteroids. Certain of the miscellaneous astronomical data and the section on time have been revised. The section on occultations has been extended to include stars of magnitude 5.3 or brighter.

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1960
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100

Observer's Handbook 1959

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The OBSERVER’S HANDBOOK for 1959 is the 51st issue. Three additions have been made: daily values of the sun’s selenographic colongitude, planetary appulses and occultations, and a table of the nearest stars.

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1959
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100

Observer's Handbook 1958

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CLARENCE AUGUSTUS CHANT, 1865-1956

Since the last issue of the Observer’s Handbook went to press death has
claimed Dr. C. A. Chant who conceived the Handbook in the year 1907 and
who edited it continuously for fifty years.

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1958
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100

Observer's Handbook 1957

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PREFACE

The Observer’s Handbook for 1957 is the 49th and largest yet published. Interest in astronomy has increased steadily in the last ten years: the current impetus of the International Geophysical Year is coupled with that of rapid and incredible developments in many fields related to astronomy. The advances being made daily in radio astronomy, missiles research and the proposed launching of man-made satellites have led the intelligent layman to feel the need for a greater knowledge of the fundamentals of astronomy.

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1957
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96

Observer's Handbook 1956

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PREFACE

The Handbook for 1956 is the 48th issue and its circulation is 6000. The Officers of the Society appreciated the increase in advertisements which will help to meet our mounting expense.

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1956
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92

Brochure 1999

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1999
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2
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