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Carlyle Smith Beals 

Carlyle Smith Beals

Male 1899 - 1979

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  • Birth  29 Jun 1899  Canso, Guysborough Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  02 Jul 1979  Ottawa, Ont. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I00760  Our Beals Genealogy
    Last Modified  16 Oct 2018 

    Father  Francis Harris Parker Beals,   b. 27 Sep 1856, Inglisville, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1927, Wolfville, Kings Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Annie Florence Nightingale Smith,   b. 17 Jun 1866, Albert, Albert Co., N.B. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1954, Wolfville, Kings Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  21 Sep 1887  Albert, Albert Co., N.B. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstones
    Beals Stone in Willowbank
    Beals Stone in Willowbank
    Viewed from left side
    Status: Located
    Beals Stone in Willowbank
    Beals Stone in Willowbank
    Viewed from right side
    Status: Located
    Beals Stone in Willowbank
    Beals Stone in Willowbank
    Overall setting
    Status: Located
    BEALS Marker in Willowbank Cemetery
    BEALS Marker in Willowbank Cemetery
    updated 7/27/2016
    Status: Located
    Reverse side of BEALS marker in Willowbank
    Reverse side of BEALS marker in Willowbank
    refreshed 7/27/2016
    Status: Located
    Family ID  F00786  Group Sheet

    Family  Miriam White Bancroft,   b. 13 Sep 1902, Round Hill, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Feb 1987 
    Married  16 Sep 1931  Westfield, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Janitza Beals,   b. 1918,   d. 1992, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F00787  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Carlyle Smith Beals
    Carlyle Smith Beals
    Carlyle Smith Beals
    Carlyle Smith Beals
    Carlyle Smith Beals
    Carlyle Smith Beals
    Acadia Bulletin, Feb 1935, Vol 21 #2

    Documents
    Dr. Carlyle S. Beals, Dominion Astronomer
    Dr. Carlyle S. Beals, Dominion Astronomer
    Carlyle S. Beals' eulogy in Acadia Alumni Bulletin
    Carlyle S. Beals' eulogy in Acadia Alumni Bulletin
    Bulletin 1979-Fall Vol 63 #1
    Carlyle S. Beals' obit in The Ottawa Journal 3-3-79 p31
    Carlyle S. Beals' obit in The Ottawa Journal 3-3-79 p31

    Headstones
    Carlyle Smith and Miriam (Bancroft)Beals
    Carlyle Smith and Miriam (Bancroft)Beals

  • Notes 
    • After graduating from Acadia University in 1919, Carlyle earned an M.A. from the University of Toronto in 1923, Ph.D. from Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, Eng., in 1926 and D.Sc. from London University in 1934. In 1927 he joined the staff of the Dominion astrophysical observatory at Victoria, B.C. and became the Dominion Astronomer in Ottawa in 1947.

      The specialty study of Dr. Beals concerned the physical nature of the stars. His ten year research project on the Wolf Rayet group of stars revealed that they were the hottest discovered up to that time. Another project was the study of inter-stellar matter, or the gaseous matter in the space between the stars. He pioneered spectral techniques for the study of this material. He was also the first to conduct a systematic survey of the Canadian Shield for craters like those on the moon. This lead to establishing Canada as the leading authority in such studies, which grew in importance with the exploration of space and trips to the moon.

      Dr. Beals was awarded many honours for his work. He received an honorary D.Sc. from Acadia and the University of New Brunswick and in 1969 was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. He received the highest award of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in 1952, the Gold Metal of the Royal Society of Canada in 1957, the Gold Metal of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada and the Leonard Metal of the Meteoritical Society in 1966. He was the only Canadian to serve as president of the American Astronomical Society (1962-64).

  • Sources 
    1. [S00337] Acadia University Alumni Bulletin 1931-11 Vol18 #2.