Frank Scott Hogg

Frank Scott Hogg, astrophysicist (b at Preston, Ont 26 July 1904; d at Richmond Hill, Ont 1 Jan 1951). In 1929 Hogg received the first doctorate in ASTRONOMY awarded by Harvard, where he pioneered in the spectrophotometry of stars and in the study of the spectra of comets. He was assistant editor of the journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada from 1937. During WWII he developed a 2-star sextant for air navigation. Head of the dept of astronomy at U of T and director of the David Dunlap Observatory from 1946 until his death, Hogg continued its major research program, a study of the motions of faint stars in the line of sight.