File UA-25.2018-031, Film Reel 7 - Profile : Henry Hicks interviewed by Rube Hornstein

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Profile : Henry Hicks interviewed by Rube Hornstein

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Rube Hornstein

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UA-25.2018-031, Film Reel 7

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  • 1970 (Creation)
    Hornstein, Reuben Aaron

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1 film reel ; 16 mm

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Rueben (Rube) Hornstein was born in London, Ontario in 1912 and attended the University of Western Ontario, where he received his bachelor degree in physics in 1934 and his master's in physics in 1936. In 1938, he obtained his master's in meteorology from the University of Toronto. Upon his graduation, he worked in the meteorological branch of the federal Department of Transport and as a forecaster at the St. Hubert and Malton Airports. In March 1940, he became the officer-in-charge of the meteorological section of Eastern Air Command in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was granted an Order of the British Empire for his service by King George VI in 1946. From 1946 until 1972, he was the officer-in-charge of the Halifax Atlantic Weather Centre.

Hornstein also gave weather reports on CBC for Halifax, hosting the show "Ask the Weatherman" on the radio and working with the TV news program "Gazette" in 1954. After his retirement in 1972, he produced talking books, including those for blind and disabled students. Over his lifetime he was granted several awards and in 1975, the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) created the Rube Hornstein Prize in Operational Meteorology in his honour. In 2002, he received the Queens Gold Medal as part of her Golden Jubilee. Hornstein passed away on January 30, 2003 in Halifax.

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  • Reel: UA-25.2018-031, Film Reel 7