Helen Sawyer Hogg (1905-1993)
Helen Sawyer Hogg was a renowned Canadian astronomer and a world expert on variable stars in globular clusters. She was also well known for her writing; for 30 years, she wrote a popular weekly column on astronomy in the Toronto Star. Her achievements were recognized by many awards and honours, including appointment as a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1976.
- Article from The Graduate, V.8, No.1 September/October 1985
- Photos- from Harry Palmer's Gallery of Companions of the Order of Canada, wearing the Order of Canada, with the DDO dome in the background, one of the last photos of her.
- A brief article from a UofT magazine, Edge, with a photo of both Drs. Hogg and Clement
- In June 1992, the 61 cm Telescope of the University of Toronto Southern Observatory was dedicated in honour of Helen Sawyer Hogg.
- Helen Sawyer Hogg Distinguished Visitorship
- National Museum of Science and Technology, Canada. The Helen Sawyer Hogg Observatory Le télescope du Musée et l'observatoire Helen Sawyer Hogg
- Helen Sawyer Hogg Public Lecture (page maintained by CASCA)
- Obituary from the RASC Journal, V.87, No.6 December 1993
- Obituary from Astronomical Society of the Pacific Publications [ADS scanned version]
Helen Sawyer Hogg was inducted into the Canadian Science and Technology Hall of Fame on May 20, 2004, in Ottawa. (The Hall of Fame is based at the Canada Science and Technology Museum). This nomination was supported by many in the astronomical community on behalf of the Canadian Astronomical Society, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the Royal Canadian Institute, and the Canadian astronomy community in general. The Museum's news release. HsH's entry
Helen Sawyer Hogg has been honoured by the department and the university on its Great Teaching website. Great teachers of the past.