1870s

Dr. Sommer's Map of the Moon

In 1879, the Rev'd Dr. Alfred Sommer published one of the earliest lunar maps by an astronomer (amateur or professional) working in Canada, bearing a Canadian imprint. It appears in The New Dominion Monthly of January, 1879, 58-79 (between pages 56 & 65 - this was, incidentally, the valedictory issue of the publication). This map may, in fact, be the earliest published lunar map of Canadian origin printed in a Canadian publication. A rare copy is in the RASC Archives.

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Andrew Elvins 1872

Andrew Elvins in 1872.

Picture published in JRASC, 1919.

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Andrew Elvins

(1823-1918) One of the founding members of the society in 1868.

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