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

  • An annular solar eclipse (partial in Canada).

  • 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; VP 1890-91.

  • (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.


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