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Out of Old Books is a column written by Helen Sawyer Hogg that appeared in the Journal of the RASC (JRASC) for many years. Since the pages of JRASC have been scanned by SAO/NASA's ADS, they are available to everyone in digital form (PDF or GIF).

The following is a list of columns compiled from ADS, with links so that you do not have to perform your own database query. We've also thrown in a list of some other articles of Dr. Hogg's. So give the lists a quick scan, pick out a topic that interests you, click, and enjoy!

Out of Old Books

Date Links Title
04/1966 PDF | GIF The Callanish Stones
12/1965 PDF | GIF Castles in the Air
08/1965 PDF | GIF Dark Days
04/1965 PDF | GIF Halley's Comet and Unusual Atmospheric Phenomena
12/1963 PDF | GIF James Keeler and the Rings of Saturn
06/1963 PDF | GIF Peary and the Cape York Meteorites-The Saviksue (concluded)
04/1963 PDF | GIF Peary and the Cape York Meteorites-The Saviksue (continued)
02/1963 PDF | GIF Peary and the Cape York Meteorites-The Saviksue
12/1962 PDF | GIF The Leonis Shower of 1833 (concluded)
10/1962 PDF | GIF The Leonid Shower of 1833
08/1962 PDF | GIF The Tunguska Meteoric Event
04/1954 PDF | GIF Pons-Brooks Comet
02/1953 PDF | GIF The Introduction of the Copernican System to England. V.
Thomas Harriot and the Beginnings of Telescopic Astronomy in England
12/1952 PDF | GIF The Introduction of the Copernican System to England. IV.
Thomas Harriot, Sir Walter Raleigh's Surveyor and Topographer
10/1952 PDF | GIF The Introduction of the Copernican System to England. III.
Thomas Digges and A Perfit Description of the Caelestiall Orbes
08/1952 PDF | GIF The Introduction of the Copernican System to England. II.
John Dee and the Circle at Mortlake
06/1952 PDF | GIF The Introduction of the Copernican System to England. I.
Robert Recorde and the Castle of Knowledge
02/1952 PDF | GIF Galileo and the Surface of the Moon
12/1951 PDF | GIF The Recognition of Uranus as a Planet
10/1951 PDF | GIF Pieter Dircksz Keijser, Delineator of the Southern Constellations
08/1951 PDF | GIF Le Gentil and the Transits of Venus, 1761 and 1769 (concluded)
06/1951 PDF | GIF Le Gentil and the Transits of Venus, 1761 and 1769 (continued, with Plate V)
04/1951 PDF | GIF Le Gentil and the Transits of Venus, 1761 and 1769 (continued)
02/1951 PDF | GIF Le Gentil and the Transits of Venus, 1761 and 1769
12/1950 PDF | GIF Blue Sun
10/1950 PDF | GIF The Constellations
08/1950 PDF | GIF Kirkwood's Gaps in Asteroid Orbits
06/1950 PDF | GIF A Manuscript of Wales's Observations in 1769
04/1950 PDF | GIF Charles Babbage and the Calculating Machine
02/1950 PDF | GIF Astronomical Observatories a Century Ago
12/1949 PDF | GIF Jean Sylvain Bailly, The Guillotined Astronomer concluded
10/1949 PDF | GIF Jean Sylvain Bailly, The Guillotined Astronomer cont'd.
06/1949 PDF | GIF Jean Sylvain Bailly, The Guillotined Astronomer
02/1949 PDF | GIF The Early Discovery of Four Globular Clusters
10/1948 PDF | GIF The Titius-Bode Law and the Discovery of Ceres
08/1948 PDF | GIF Wales's Journal of a Voyage-cont'd
06/1948 PDF | GIF Wales's Journal of a Voyage in 1768
04/1948 PDF | GIF Sabine's Correlation of Sun-Spots with Magnetic Disturbances
02/1948 PDF | GIF Schwabe's Determination of the Sun-spot Cycle
12/1947 PDF | GIF Von Humboldt's Account of the Magellanic Clouds
11/1947 PDF | GIF The 1769 Transit of Venus, as Seen from Canada
09/1947 PDF | GIF Catalogues of Nebulous Objects in the Eighteenth Century
08/1947 PDF | GIF Derham's Catalogue of Nebulous Objects from Hevelius' Prodromus
06/1947 PDF | GIF Chinese Observations of Solar Spots
04/1947 PDF | GIF Halley and the Brightness of Venus
02/1947 PDF | GIF Halley's List of Nebulous Objects
01/1947 PDF | GIF Absence of Aurorae in the Seventeenth Century
12/1946 PDF | GIF Dearth of Sun-spots in the Seventeenth Century
10/1946 PDF | GIF Leonardo da Vinci
09/1946 PDF | GIF The Lunar Eclipse of October 4, 1884
08/1946 PDF | GIF Lunar Eclipses
06/1946 PDF | GIF A Shower of Telescopic Meteors; The Red Skies; Recent Peculiar Atmospheric Conditions
04/1946 PDF | GIF Red Skies in America
04/1946 PDF | GIF Krakatoa Eruption of 1883


Other Items

12/1988 PDF | GIF Memories of the Plaskett Era of the
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory 1931-1934
12/1988 PDF | GIF Memories of the Plaskett Era of the
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory 1931-1934
00/1988 PDF | GIF Shapley's ERA
00/1983 PDF | GIF Brief History of the Library of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
12/1982 PDF | GIF Two Centenaries - the Royal Society of Canada and the Last Transit of Venus - 1882
08/1982 PDF | GIF Early Days of Astronomy at Toronto - Part Four
06/1982 PDF | GIF Early Days of Astronomy at Toronto - Part Three
02/1982 PDF | GIF Early Days of Astronomy at Toronto - Part Two
12/1981 PDF | GIF Early Days of Astronomy at Toronto - Part One
12/1981 PDF | GIF From Our Former Presidents
(on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of JRASC)
10/1967 PDF | GIF Astronomy at the David Dunlap Observatory, 1935-1967
08/1965 PDF | GIF Notes- poem: To the A.A.V.S.O. and the R.A.S.C.
06/1964 PDF | GIF A Canadian Astronomer Looks Backward and Forward
08/1963 PDF | GIF The Historical Importance of Astrometry
06/1962 PDF | GIF Time by the Stars
12/1956 PDF | GIF Official Opening of the Headquarters of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
06/1951 PDF | GIF The Irish Astronomical Journal
06/1939 PDF | GIF The Dedication of the McDonald Observatory
08/1938 PDF | GIF The Centennial Celebration of the Loomis Observatory
  PDF | GIF The Official Opening of the David Dunlap Observatory (with Plates II-IX)