RASC Gold Medal


RASC Gold Medal

Beginning in 1905, the RASC instituted a Gold Medal for presentation to the top undergraduate student graduating with first class honours from the astronomy and physics department at the University of Toronto. In 1988, the RASC began to offer the Plaskett Award for the top graduate student in Canada and the Society's Toronto Centre has continued the tradition of offering the Gold Medal to undergraduate students since that time.

Many Gold Medal winners have gone on to enjoy a high profile in the Canadian astronomical community and the RASC, including Michael DeRobertis, John Percy and Frank Sawyer Hogg.

The design of the medal is based upon the original Seal of the Society established in 1905.

Recipients 1906-87
1987 Man Hoi Lee  
1985 G.A. Drukier  
1984 G.D. Starkman  
1982 M.J. Gaspar  
1981 Tom Box  
1979 N. Duric  
1978 D.R. Gies  
1977 M. DeRobertis JRASC
1976 C. Rogers  
1972 M.J. McCutcheon JRASC
1971 B.F. Kinahan JRASC
1970 J. Kormendy  
1968 P.G. Martin JRASC
1967 R.H. Chambers JRASC
1966 W.A. Sherwood JRASC
1965 A.F.J. Moffat JRASC
1963 P.H. Reynolds  
1962 J.R. Percy  
1961 R.C. Henry Picture
1960 C.R. Purton  
1956 D.C. Morton JRASC | Picture
1949 I. Halliday  
1948 R.W. Tanner  
1940 W.F.M. Buscombe  
1937 D.A. MacRae  
1935 F.S. Patterson  
1933 K.O. Wright Bio
1931 W.S. Armstrong  
1929 P.M. Millman Bio
1926 F.S. Hogg Bio
1914 G.S. Campbell  
1913 E.A. Hodgson Bio
1911 R.S. Sheppard  
1910 R.J. McDiarmid  
1909  R.K. Young Bio
1907 R.M. Motherwell Bio
1906 W.E. Harper Bio