1950s

Richard Tanner

RASC Gold Medal winner (1948) and Dominion Observatory astronomer.

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Ann. Mtg. 1959

The Annual Meeting and At-Home was the forerunner to the General Assembly.  This document contains:

  • Announcement and Schedule
  • Information for Members
  • Agenda
  • Financial Statement
  • Report of the Librarian 1958
  • Report of the Secretary 1958
  • Paper Session Program
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Gaherty #16

The Moon, age 6 days (colongitude 340.3°) on 1959 April 14 at 02:10 U.T. [South is up in this view.] Taken with an 8-inch cave reflector, projection by 32mm Erfle eyepiece, Asahi Pentax body. 1/10s exposure on Panatomic-X. Photo by Geoff Gaherty.

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Moon 19590517

The Moon, aged 9.3 days on 1959 May 17. Photographed with the 6-inch refractor of the RASC Montreal Centre. 1/10s at f/15, Panatomic-X. Photo by Geoff Gaherty.

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Geoffrey Bell

(1899-1982) A Paris, Ontario member and noted solar observer.

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RASC National Office

The RASC's headquarters has moved around Toronto over the years:

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Stan Mott

A longtime Ottawa Centre member, Librarian, eclipse chaser and meteor observer. Service Award 1980.

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Jack Newton

Victoria Centre member and avid astrophotographer, speaker, writer. Chant Medal 1989.

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Fredrick Dalton

Engineer at Ontario Hydro and a Toronto Centre member. Chant Medal recipient for 1950.

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Frank Sisman

Hamilton Centre telescope maker. Chant Medal 1949.

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