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Author Name    Broughton, R. Peter.

Title   LOOKING UP: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Toronto Dundurn 1994

ISBN Number    1550022083 / 9781550022087

Seller ID   28366

288 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographs, reproductions. "One hundred and twenty-five years ago eight men met on December 1, 1868, to form the Toronto Astronomical Club. Among them were a tailor, a teacher and a cabinet-maker. How surprised these ordinary citizens would be to see that their little group has grown into an organization of over 3000 members in all parts of the country, in the United States and overseas. Twenty-two cities from St John's to Victoria have local chapters or 'Centres' of the RASC. Novices and naturalists, amateurs and professional scientists all play important roles in this remarkable success story. General readers will be surprised to find out what amateurs can learn from the sky, at meetings and through the Society's publications. Leaders of other volunteer organizations, educators looking for ways to promote greater appreciation of science, and local historians interested in the role of the Society in the life of their communities will find helpful ideas in this book. And members themselves will be better equipped to make decisions for the future through an appreciation of the development of the Society, its individual Centres and the men and women who have led them." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two small shallow dents at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top rear edge and at bottom of spine, minor rubbing, 2" faint scratch on rear panel.

Astronomy,  Royal  Astronomical  Society  Canada,  Societies,  Amateurs,  American  Association  Of  Variable  Star  Observers,  Astronomy  Day,  Astrophotography,  Aurora,  Alan  Batten,  John  A.  Brashear,  Brydon,  Calgary,  Camps,  Canadian,  Clarence  Augustus  Chant,  Charge-Coupled  Devices,  Kenneth  Chilton,  Comets,  Dominion  Astrophysical  Observatory,  Double  Stars,  David  Dunlap,  Edmonton,  Andrew  Elvins,  Films,  French  Language,  General  Assemblies,  Halifax,  Ian  Halliday,  Hamilton,  William  Edmund  Harper,  John  F.  Head,  Frank  Hogg,  Helen  Sawyer  Hogg,  David  J.  Howell,  Jupiter,  J.  Edward  Kennedy,  Kingston,  William  Frederick  King,  Kitchener-Waterloo,  Otto  Klotz,  Damien  Lemay,  David  Levy,  Light  Pollution,  London,  Lumsden,  Lunar  Eclipses,  Mars,  Marsh,  McGill  University,  Ian  McGregor,  McLaughlin  Planetarium,  McMaster,  Meteors,  Meteorites,  Meteorological  Observations,  Miller,  Peter  M.  Millman,  Milky  Way,  Montreal,  Moon,  Ruth  J.  Northcott,  Observatories,  Occultations,  Ottawa,  Parks,  Joseph  A.  Oearce,  John  R.  Percy,  Petrie,  Planetariums,  Planets,  Satellites,  Plaskett,  Pursey,  Quasars,  Quebec,  Radio,  Carl  Reinhardt,  Relativity,  Royal  Canadian  Institute,  Saskatoon,  Saturn,  Schools,  Harlow  Shapley,  Solar  Eclipses,  Space  Exploration,  Spectroscopic  Work,  Stellafane,  Sun,  Telescope  Making,  Telescopes,  Malcolm  Thomson,  Time  Reckoning,  Toronto,  Saskatchewan,  Vancouver,  Variable  Stars,  Venus,  Victoria,  Winnipeg,  World  War  I,  II,  Kenneth  O.  Wright,  Isabel  Williamson,  Reynold  K.  Young. 

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