John Stanley Plaskett

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Science

Astronomer and engineer who created a new design in reflecting telescopes

Birthdate
November 17, 1865

Birthplace
Hickson, Upper Canada

Date of Death
October 17, 1941

Place of Death
Esquimalt, BC

Family Members

    Title
    Director

    Office
    Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria, BC

    Status
    Deceased

    Awards
    • Rumford prize, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 1930
    • Gold medal, Royal Astronomical Society, 1930
    • Flavelle Medal, Royal Society of Canada, 1932
    • Catherine Wolfe Bruce Medal, The Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1932
    • Henry Draper Medal, National Academy of Sciences, 1934
    • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 1935

    Last Updated
    August 8, 2011

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