Hilda Dancey Library Endowment

Roy Dancey (1919 – 2021) was not known to the University Of Victoria. According to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the Asteroid (4021) Dancey was named in honour of Roy and his son Bruce Dancey. Father and son successively headed the optical shop at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria from 1965 until 1986. Under their hands and direction, the primary and secondary mirrors for the 3.6-m Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope were figured and polished. The Danceys’ work gave astronomers of Canada, France and Hawaii a superb eye with which to explore the mysteries of space. Roy’s legacy gift to Uvic is in honor of his wife Hilda, who predeceased him in 2019.

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