Science: No. 2 at Work

Fourteen years ago Clarence Augustus Chant, longtime professor of astrophysics at University of Toronto, gave a talk on a comet, in his usual simple lyrical style, to a group of amateur astronomers. When he had finished a stranger went up and shook his hand warmly.

"I enjoyed that very much, Dr. Chant," the man said. "It made me think how fine it would be if your university had an observatory of its own."

"Oh, indeed it would!" exclaimed the greying astronomer, who had been thinking the same thing for many a year. Born near Toronto, educated at Toronto University and head of its...

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