Encyclopedia Uranica

Welcome to Urania's Encyclopedia—your reference source for information on everything RASC.

  • (1861-1937) Professor of Engineering at U of T; Society President (1912-13).

  • (1878-1954) Dominion Observatory Director (1924-46); Society President (1924-25).

  • (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.

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

  • (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.

  • (?-1946) Engineer and telescope maker; Edmonton Centre member; Chant Medal 1943.

  • (1859-1926) A doctor who joined the Society in 1892 and served as President (1916-17).

  • (?-?) Member of Vancouver and Victoria Centres, received the Society's Service Award in 1974.

  • (1907-2000) An active member of the Montreal Centre and the driving force behind the observing programs there from the 1940s through the 1960s.

  • (1922-) An active Hamilton Centre member; received the Service Award in 1984.

  • (1931-) A founding member of the Calgary Centre; involved with planetaria in Calgary and Vancouver; received the Service Award (1967).

  • (1911-2002) DAO Director (-1976) and Society President (1964-66).

  • (1886-1977) DO/DAO astronomer; DDO director (1935-45); Society President (1932-33).

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