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Asteroid (362793) Suetolson

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Suzanne G.M.R. Tolson (1959-2013) was a human resources specialist at National Research Council Canada, both in Ottawa and at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Victoria. She helped create a strong, productive scientific, technical and administrative staff to support scientific and engineering expertise.
 
Reference: MPC 85916
Name: 
Suetolson
Number: 
362793
Designation: 
2011 WQ140
Disc. Date: 
2006-08-23
Discoverer: 
Balam, D. D.
Disc. Place: 
Mauna Kea

JRASC 2013-12

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Inside this issue:

  • The North Polar Cap of Mars
  • Exoplanet Transit
  • Observations
  • Rhythmic Venus
  • Murder at the Observatory
Issue Info
Year: 
2013
Month(s): 
Dec
Volume: 
107
Number: 
6
Whole Number: 
763
Embargoed: 
Embargoed

Ten-year-old Canadian Boy Discovers a 600 Million Year-Old Supernova

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Author: 
Deborah Thompson
Post Date: 
Fri, 2013/11/01

Toronto, Canada (October 31, 2013) – The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) is pleased to announce that young Canadian, Nathan Gray, age 10, has discovered a supernova in the field of the galaxy designated PGC 61330, which lies in the constellation of Draco (the dragon).

Earliest Society Bylaws

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A transcription of this document is provided below. A photo of this document appeared in JRASC, (35) 89 along with this note:

Year: 
1868
Pages: 
2

Oby Survey

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Ottawa, Ontario,
February 28th, 1952.

Mr. John Galt,
Secretary, Toronto Centre,
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada,
43 Adelaide street, East,
Toronto, Ontario.

Dear Mr. Galt:
          The enclosed questionnaire on Canadian observatories,
issued at the request of the International Astronomical Union,
is self-explanatory.

             If the Society maintains an observatory or if you know
of any persons who maintain private observatories in the city
of Toronto it would be very much appreciated if you could have
Year: 
1952
Pages: 
4

Topham Letter 19440915

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Castlefield Observatory
Fairbanks P.O.
Toronto 10
Sept 15/44

Secretary R.A.S.C.

Dear Mr. Waring

Year: 
1944
Pages: 
1

Letter to Topham 19440908

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September 8, 1944.

Mr. Bert Topham,
Castlefield Observatory,
Fairbanks P.O.,
Toronto.

Dear Mr. Topham:

At the meeting, this week, of the Council of the Royal
Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Center, Miss
Northcott informed the members of your recent accident.

Concern of all was expressed for your welfare and it
was desired that their feeling in this regard be
expressed to you on their part.

We hope for you a speedy recovery.

Sincerely yours,

Year: 
1944
Pages: 
1

GA 1971 Audio

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Audio recordings from the 1971 General Assembly hosted by the Hamilton and Niagara Centres.  The paper session, COCOCA report (and following discussion), and annual meeting were recorded.

Many Society members can be heard: Peter Broughton, Ken Chilton, Ralph Chou, Cyril Clark, David Dodge, Bob Doran, Doug Gies, Norman Green, Lloyd Higgs, David Hurd, Jack Locke, Richard McWatters, Dora Russell, Ernie Seaquist, Henri Simard, Peter Tattersall, G.A. Thede, Bob Winder, Robert J. Wood.

Year: 
1971
Pages: 
0

Toronto VS Logbook

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Toronto Centre variable star / nova search observing logbook, 1937-1946.

Observers (AAVSO observer code) and observing interval (JD):

  • Neil McNabb (MNB) — JD 2,428,599 - 2,429,905
  • Bert Topham (TP) — JD 2,428,640 - 2,431,938
  • R.J. Northcott (NR) — JD 2,428,633 - 2,428,745
  • Walter G. Vohman (VO) — JD 2,429,748 - 2,431,325
  • C. Forster (F23) — JD 2,428,972 - 2,430,766
  • R.S. Peterson (PTR) — JD 2,429,178 - 2,429,465

Note: the many blank pages in this book were not scanned.

Observer: 
Toronto Centre
Volume: 
1
Pages: 
77
Interval: 
1937-46

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