President's Award 2013

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Topham Small Refractor

Bert Topham's small refractor, as it appeared circa 2010.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

This may be Robert Ridgeway's 3-inch telescope, which Topham purchased about 1930 in Whitevale, Ontario from Ridgeway's daughter (see JRASC v35, p.92).

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105 Regent St - Back

105 Regent Street, Toronto (rear view) as it appeared in 2010. (See also, front view.)

Bert Topham's first dome, Topham's Top, which he purchased second-hand and trucked across Toronto, was perched above the sunroom (see Scientific American, November 1937).

Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

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105 Regent St - Front

105 Regent Street, Toronto as it appeared in 2010.  John Pilkington and Bert Topham built this house.  Bert's first observatory, "Topham's Top," was perched above a sunroom at the rear of this house. Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk. (See also, rear view.)

Regent Street runs parallel to Keele Street. 105 is on the east side of the street, north of Rogers Road.—WM

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Harlan Creighton

(1946-2004) An educator and active member of the Toronto Centre. Received the Service Award in 1981.

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David Levy

(1948-) Possibly the RASC's most famous member and most active observer. Received the Chant Medal in 1980 and the Simon Newcomb Award in 2002.

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James Wright

(1931-) A founding member of the Calgary Centre; involved with planetaria in Calgary and Vancouver; received the Service Award (1967).

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Christopher Aikman

(1943-) DAO astronomer; member of the Quebec and Victoria Centres; Service Award 1983.

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Doug Hube

(1941-) University of Alberta astronomer; Service Award, 1982; Society President (1994-95).

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James Winger

(1922-) An active Hamilton Centre member; received the Service Award in 1984.

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