Encyclopedia Uranica

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  • (1939-76) This accomplished amateur astronomer was a member of the Hamilton Centre and recieved the Society's Service Award in 1976. The Society's Chilton Prize is named for him.

  • (1912-96) Treasurer of the Society (1970-76) and Chair of the Property Committee (1972-77).

  • (1893-1972) ...

  • (1911-86) An active observer and member of the Centre français de Montréal. Received the Service Award in 1981.

  • (1892-1973) A Montreal/Winnipeg/Calgary Centre member with an interest in radio; received the Society's Service Award in 1968.

  • (1865-1957) A 67-year member of the Society (Toronto); writer of a Toronto Telegram astronomy column (1900-48); Society Secretary (1902-17) and President (1920-21).

  • (1913-2001) Canada's first radio astronomer; Service Award 1981; RASC Honorary President (1986-89).

  • (1946-2004) An educator and active member of the Toronto Centre. Received the Service Award in 1981.

  • (1909-90) UBC Physicist. Service Award 1965.

  • (1923-98) A medical doctor, life member of the Society and an Honorary President of the Halifax Centre.

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

  • A supervisor at CP Rail and an active member of CFM and SAM. Service Award 1979. Multiple international honours.

  • (1892-1970) An active Montreal Centre member and observer (meteor/solar). Received the Chant Medal in 1955. AAVSO president (1967-69).

  • (1864-1951) U of T mathematician; Society President (1910-11).

  • (1881-1956) Dominion Observatory solar astronomer; Society President (1936-37).

  • James C. Donaldson, L.L.D. (1843-96) was the Society's first non-resident member and an avid double star observer.

  • (1894-1988) Professor of Astronomy and Dean of Women at Queen's University (1939-63). She studied Physics under Sir Arthur Eddington and later wrote his biography. President of the Society (1943-44) and founder of the RASC Kingston Centre in 1961.

  • (1925-) An active Quebec Centre member and recipient of the Chant Medal in 1957.

  • A total lunar eclipse visible from North America.

  • An expedition, including Simon Newcomb, observed from northern Manitoba.

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