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Royal Astronomical Society of Canada fonds [textual record]. 

Date(s)

1868-1968

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

60 cm of textual records.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of minute books, 1868-1968, 40 cm; and subject files 1896-1943, 20 cm.

Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Textual records The finding aid is a file list of the subject files. MSS0780 90 (Electronic)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000002824.pdf

Biography / Administrative history

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada traces its origins to the formation of the Toronto Astronomical Club in 1868.

In 1890 the club was incorporated as the Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto and in 1903 the name was changed to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, (R.A.S.C.). The society is composed of those interested in astronomy, both professionals and amateurs; it has expanded from a local organization based in Toronto to a national organization which in 1967 had 17 centres across Canada and 2300 members.

Subject heading

1. Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Records and correspondence, 1903-1910 Toronto Astronomical Club, 1868-1869.
2. Astronomy - Canada, 1868-1968 Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto, 1890-1903.
3. Associations, institutions, etc. - Canada, 1868-1968 Toronto Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, 1934-1940.

Private

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