Founded in 1942, CUAS has a long and interesting history. Throughout the years, many famous astronomers have been associated with our society and indeed many CUAS members have become distinguished astronomers themselves. This website is part of an ongoing project to preserve the large archive of historic material of the society (mostly letters, event descriptions, observation records) and allow current members to enjoy and learn about the CUAS heritage. CUAS has an extensive archive, which is currently stored at the Institute of Astronomy. We are always grateful for further contributions to the archive from CUAS alumni. Some gems from the archive are shown below.
|Publicity for some of CUAS' most illustrious speakers.|
|Observing in the 1980s|
|First ever CUAS termcard and a telegram on CUAS 20th birthday.|
|The Annual Dinner is a proud CUAS tradition - here is the plan and signed seating plan. Several people on the seating plan are still in contact with us today.|
|Before email, CUAS used newsletters and paper posters to communicate. Here is a poster for an observing evening and a newsletter from 1984.|