(1907-73) A charter member of the Calgary Centre; received the Service Award in 1966.
SAMUEL LITCHINSKY (1907-73) was a charter member of the Calgary Centre and was one of their original Councillors After serving as President in 1961, he was Editor of Star-Seeker from '67 to '69, and was on both the Centre and National Council for several terms. When he was granted the Society's Service Award in 1966, it was noted that "Mr. Litchinsky has generously provided the meeting place for the Council and has been the key individual in supplying astronomical information to the Calgary schools, radio and TV stations."
Following his death in 1973, his role in initiating and planning Calgary's Centennial Planetarium was marked by a plaque in the Pleiades Theatre, and the Centre named its 30 cm telescope for him.
—Peter Broughton (from Looking Up)
Samuel Litchinsky of Calgary, Alberta, passed away on August 1, 1973 at the age of 66 years. Mr. Litchinsky was one of the founders and a charter member of the Calgary Centre. His devotion to the development of this Centre is marked by many milestones, which include his term as president of the Centre in 1962 and several key contributions which he made to the Centre on a continuing basis over the years. We extend our sympathy to Mrs. Marie Litchinsky whom we all know as former executive-secretary of the Society.
—NNL, October 1973 (p.L28)