1950s

Oby Survey

Ottawa, Ontario,
February 28th, 1952.

Mr. John Galt,
Secretary, Toronto Centre,
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada,
43 Adelaide street, East,
Toronto, Ontario.

Dear Mr. Galt:
          The enclosed questionnaire on Canadian observatories,
issued at the request of the International Astronomical Union,
is self-explanatory.

             If the Society maintains an observatory or if you know
of any persons who maintain private observatories in the city
of Toronto it would be very much appreciated if you could have
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Bert's Flowers

Bert Topham was also interested in flowers.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

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Topham Truss Scope

Bert Topham's truss telescope.  Bert is at the far right.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

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Comet Arend-Roland

Comet Arend-Roland on 1957 April 29, by Bert Topham.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

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Bert Topham Nov 1958 #2

Bert Topham at his Collingwood cottage in November 1958.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

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Bert Topham Nov 1958

Bert Topham at his Collingwood cottage in November 1958. Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

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Alfred Scott

(1904-90) Observer and Toronto Centre member. Received the Service Award in 1979.

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Harlan Creighton

(1946-) An educator and active member of the Toronto Centre. Received the Service Award in 1981.

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Frederic Troyer

(1912-99) An active 75-year member of the Toronto Centre. He received the Service Award in 1960.

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Vernon Ramsay

(1925-91) An active observer and member of the Toronto Centre; founding editor of 'Scope; received the Service Award in 1972.

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