Encyclopedia Uranica

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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