Encyclopedia Uranica

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

  • (1943-) DAO astronomer; member of the Quebec and Victoria Centres; Service Award 1983.

  • (1905-) An active member of the Centre français de Montréal.

  • (1952-) A longtime National member of the Society, and organizer of the 1989 General Assembly.

  • (1910-2007) A well-known Victoria Centre member with a gift for design and fabrication. Received the Service Award in 1968.

  • (1933-) DAO astronomer (1959-91); Society President (1976-78); JRASC Editor (1980-88).

  • (1900-81) An active member of the Windsor Centre; received the Service Award in 1965.

  • (1899-1979) Dominion Astronomer (1946-64); Society President (1951-52); Service Award 1964.

  • Active members of the Winnipeg Centre.

  • (1899-1982) A Paris, Ontario member and noted solar observer.

  • Longtime physicist at Acadia University, active on National Council. Handbook editor (1982-2000). Service Award 1988.

  • (1890-1988) An active member of the Montreal and Victoria Centres.

  • Ottawa and Halifax Centre member. Service Award 1986.

  • Toronto Centre member, active on National Council, author of Looking Up. Service Award 1987.

  • (1832-1927) A prominent Hamilton Centre observer.

  • (187?-1947) An active member of the Victoria Centre and winner of the Chant Medal in 1941.

  • (1896-1979) Civil engineer and Jesuit astronomer; member of the Halifax Centre; received the Service Award in 1964.

  • (1902-97) DO astronomer and Ottawa Centre member; received the Service Award in 1963.

  • (1889-1955) Mathematics Professor at U of Alberta; founder of the Edmonton Centre; Society President (1947-48).

  • (1846-94) M.A., F.R.A.S., F.R.S.C. Director of the Magnetic Observatory (Toronto), and Superintendent of the Dominion Meteorological Service (1876-94). President of the Society (1890-94).

  • (1865-1956) Professor of Astronomy at University of Toronto, President of the Society (1904-07), editor of the Journal and Handbook for 50 years, and an important figure in the creation of the David Dunlap Observatory.

  • (1939-76) This accomplished amateur astronomer was a member of the Hamilton Centre and recieved the Society's Service Award in 1976. The Society's Chilton Prize is named for him.

  • (1912-96) Treasurer of the Society (1970-76) and Chair of the Property Committee (1972-77).

  • (1893-1972) Physicist and Vancouver Centre member.

  • (1911-86) An active observer and member of the Centre français de Montréal. Service Award, 1981.

  • (1892-1973) A Montreal/Winnipeg/Calgary Centre member with an interest in radio; received the Society's Service Award in 1968.

  • (1865-1957) A 67-year member of the Society (Toronto); writer of a Toronto Telegram astronomy column (1900-48); Society Secretary (1902-17) and President (1920-21).

  • (1913-2001) Canada's first radio astronomer; Service Award 1981; RASC Honorary President (1986-89).

  • (1946-2004) An educator and active member of the Toronto Centre. Received the Service Award in 1981.

  • (1909-90) UBC Physicist. Service Award 1965.

  • (1923-98) A medical doctor, life member of the Society and an Honorary President of the Halifax Centre.

  • Engineer at Ontario Hydro and a Toronto Centre member. Chant Medal recipient for 1950.

  • 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.

  • An expedition, including Simon Newcomb, observed from northern Manitoba.

  • 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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