Encyclopedia Uranica

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

  • (1893-1969) A school teacher and Hamilton Centre member; received the Service Award in 1965.

  • (1932-2005) A physicist and active Quebec Centre member; received the Service Award in 1977.

  • Rev. D.B. Marsh, D.Sc., F.R.A.S., an active observer and promoter of astronomy with the Guelph, Peterboro, and Hamilton Centres.

  • (1918–1998) Professor of Mathematics at McMaster; Hamilton Centre member and founder of the planetarium at McMaster.

  • (1910-60) DAO astronomer and Victoria Centre member.

  • An active Ottawa Centre member and visual discoverer of four comets. He received the Chant Medal in 1979.

  • (19??-) A school principal and charter member of the Calgary Centre. Received the Service Award in 1971.

  • (1851–1947) An early member of the Society and an accomplished observer. Society President (1918-19).

  • (1906-90) Dominion Observatory/NRC astronomer with an interest in meteors; RASC President (1960-62).

  • (1936-1999) An active observer and Edmonton Centre member; received the Chant Medal in 1959 at age 23.

  • 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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