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The Society finally acquired its current name, "The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada" in 1903. The RASC Gold Medal was instituted in 1906. The Society also expanded to cities other than Toronto with the opening of Centres, starting with Ottawa in 1906. In 1907, the Journal and Observer's Handbook commenced publishing.


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Today in History

1817Messier dies at 87.204 years ago
1849A. de Gasparis discovers asteroid (10) Hygiea.172 years ago
1961Yuri Gagarin becomes first man in orbit.60 years ago
1981First space shuttle (Columbia) launched.40 years ago

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