Dr Ron C Maddison, Director: (1968-1971)
Dr R. C. Maddison was a professional astronomer employed in the Department of Physics of the University of Keele. He assumed the directorship at a difficult time, when results from Orbiter and other space probes were altering the nature of amateur lunar observation and the old cartographical approach was being supplanted by new methodologies. Ron Maddison recognised the shift that was taking place, and he undertook a major review of the Section observing programme in order to ensure that it remained relevant in the years that were to culminate in the Apollo manned Moon landings.
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