1950s

Malcolm Thomson

(1908-2002) RASC National President (1966-1968) during Canada's Centenary, Chief of the Positional Astronomy and Time Service (1957-1966), and Chief of the Astronomy Division (1966-1970) at the Dominion Observatory. When the DO closed, he became head of the NRC's Time and Frequency Section of the Physics Division (for more information, see http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2002BAAS...34.1385H.) —RAR

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Bert Topham

(1893-1962) Bert Topham (Toronto Centre) was a prominent observer of his day, and the first recipient of the Society's Chant Medal.

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Castlefield Observatory

(1938-60?) Bert Topham's observatory at 1250 Castlefield Ave., Toronto.

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The Poor Man's Telescope

THE POOR MAN'S TELESCOPE
by
F.W. Henshaw and F.T. Matthews

A series of articles first appearing in THE MONITOR under the feature column of the Montreal Centre — "Observatory Activities."

Note: The actual year of publication is not known.

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Members 1958

Members of

THE
ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
OF CANADA

252 College Street - Toronto 2B, Ontario

FOR USE OF MEMBERS ONLY

Permission for use of this membership
list for other purposes must be obtained
from the National Office

1958 September 30

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Brochure 1958

THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is an organization devoted to the advancement of astronomy and allied sciences. Membership in the Society is open to anvone in the world interested in astronomy. Most of the professional astronomers in Canada are members, but amateurs contribute largely to the total membership.

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Auroral Map 19580211

11 February 1958 Synoptic Auroral Map

By early 1958, under the auspices of the International Geophysical Year, the National Research Council had compiled a list of amateur contributors to an auroral research program. The period of maximum solar activity in an 11-year cycle had peaked in late 1957, and Helen Sawyer Hogg reported in her Toronto Star column of June 7th, 1958 that the relative sunspot number for December 24th and 25th was 355. This was the highest value ever observed, exceeding the value of 353 on May 17th 1778.

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Kuiper Lecture 1959

Kuiper Public Lecture at AAS Toronto Meeting 1959

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HQ Fundraising 1956

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At-Home Invitation

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