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  • (1857-1940) F.R.S.C., F.R.A.S.C. Director of the Toronto Observatory and Superintendent of the Dominion Meteorological Service (1894-1929), and President of the Society (1902-03). He was knighted in 1916.

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

  • A 4-inch Wray refractor owned by A.F. Miller, Boyd Brydon, and RASC Victoria Centre (1882–present).

  • (1923–2015) An accomplished observer and member of the Toronto Centre; recipient of the Chant Medal in 1967.

  • (1893-1974) Director of the Canadian Meteorological Service (1946-59); Society President (1949-50).

  • (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...

  • (1893–1962) Toronto Centre member; a prominent observer of his day; first Chant Medal recipient.

  • (1912-99) An active 75-year member of the Toronto Centre. He received the Service Award in 1960.

  • (1842-1905) B.A., M.A., M.B. A school inspector by trade. He built the 12½" reflector (the largest in Canada at the time) that he used to observe the heavens from his observatory on Talbot Street in Simcoe, Ontario.

  • (1902-) An active observer in the Montreal Centre; received the Service Award in 1966.


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