Encyclopedia Uranica

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

  • This eclipse was successfully observed and photographed from near Jefferson City, Iowa, USA.

  • The path of totality passed through USA, Spain, and Portugal.

  • Several RASC members were part of an expedition to observe this eclipse in Labrador. Two photo albums still survive from this expedition.

  • A number of RASC members observed this eclipse from Québec.

  • A number of RASC members took part in an expedition by train to Wivenhoe, Manitoba to view this eclipse; many others observed from Québec.

  • This eclipse was notable for an expedition to Tuktoyaktuk, NWT.

  • Southern Manitoba was ground zero for this highly-anticipated eclipse.

  • The weather in southern Ontario was less than cooperative, but the Toronto Centre sent out a busload of 45 members on a 2½ day bus trip to catch 13 seconds of annularity for only $175.

  • The RASC chartered a plane to view this total solar eclipse from Baja Mexico.

  • This was a mid-day annular eclipse tracking through southern Ontario.

  • This was a total eclipse with the path of totality running across the US from Oregon to South Carolina.

  • (1823-1918) One of the founding members of the society in 1868.

  • (1943-2009) A longtime active observer and member of the Kingston Centre. He brought Astronomy Day to Canada and developed the Beginner's Observing Guide. Leo received the Service Award in 1986.

  • (1917-2009) An active member of the Calgary Centre. Received the Service Award in 1985.

  • (1933-) DDO Director (1978-88); Society President (1974-76).

  • (?-1996) Executive Secretary of the RASC (1958-72).

  • (1874-1953) Professor of Mathematics at McMaster University; Society President (1938-39).

  • (1930-) An active observer and Toronto Centre member. National Secretary (1974-77). Received the Service Award in 1975.

  • Served on Hamilton Centre council for 38 years. Service Award 1968.

  • (1941-2016) An active Montreal and Toronto Centre member. He received the Chant Medal in 2008.

  • (1906-67) First President of the Centre Français de Montreal (1947) and an active observer. Received the Chant Medal in 1951.

  • (1875-1962) Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Toronto; Society President (1934-35).

  • John Goldie (1822-96) was a life member of the APST and had an observatory in Galt, Ontario.

  • (1902-80) An active observer and Montreal Centre member. Received the Service Award in 1960.

  • (1913-2007) Anglican minister. Hamilton Centre member; Service Award (1970); NNL Editor (1973-74); National Secretary (1964-71, 1978-80).

  • (1927-96) Worked at Geodetic Survey of Canada, DO, and NMST. Society President (1986-88); Service Award (1990).

  • (1897-1985) WWI veteran. Chemical engineer and botanist. Toronto Centre member from 1940-85.

  • (1906-88) The main founder of the Windsor Centre; received the Service Award in 1984.

  • (1928-) DO/NRC astronomer, Journal Editor (1970-75), Society President (1980-82), Honorary President (1989-93), Service Award recipient (1974).

  • (1878-1940) DO and DAO astronomer; first winner of the RASC Gold Medal (1906); Society President (1928-29).

  • (1834-1905) F.R.S.C., F.R.A.S.C. President of the society (1898-99); Honorary President and Director, La Institutio Solar Internacional (Monte Video, Uruguay).

  • (1907-76) Director of the David Dunlap Observatory (1951-65), RASC President (1953-54).

  • (1937-) Radio astronomer, JRASC Editor (1976-80), Society President (1988-90).

  • (1904-51) DAO/DDO astronomer; Toronto Star columnist; Society President (1941-42).

  • (1905-93) A well-known DDO astronomer (specializing in globular cluster variables) and popularizer of astronomy. She wrote an astronomy column in The Toronto Star for 30 years. Served as President (1957-58) and Honorary President (1977-81) of the Society.

  • (1892-1978) A Toronto physics teacher and principal; Society Treasurer for 30 years; recieved the Service Award in 1960.

  • (1941-) University of Alberta astronomer; Service Award, 1982; Society President (1994-95).

  • (1863-1940) President of the Society (1926-27).

  • (1880-1962) A specialist in terrestrial magnetism, and President of the Society (1922-23).

  • Hyperactive London Centre member. Service Award 1984. National President (2004-06).

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