Encyclopedia Uranica

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

  • From 1956-1975, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Moonwatch program issued ephemerides for artificial satellites and collected observations from amateur astronomers.

  • Kingston Centre member, active variable star observer. Chilton Prize 1979. Chant Medal 1986.

  • Longtime Ottawa Centre member, Librarian, eclipse chaser, meteor observer. Service Award 1980.

  • (1865–1947) Society President (1908–09); 1st VP (1907); 2nd VP (1902–06); Secretary (1900–01).

  • (1910-90) An active observer and astronomy popularizer; Chant Medal 1945.

  • (1888-1968) A founder of the Centre français de Montréal; Chant Medal 1953.

  • Victoria Centre member and avid astrophotographer, speaker, writer. Chant Medal 1989.

  • (1913-1969) Society President (1962-64), Journal editor (1957-69), Handbook editor (1958-70); Service Award (1967).

  • (1951–62?) Dan Bawtenheimer's observatory near the Windsor, Ontario airport.

  • (1938–72?) Bert Topham's observatory at 1250 Castlefield Ave., Toronto.

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