Bert Topham

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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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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Bert Topham #8

Bert Topham looking through his nautical sextant, circa 1940. Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

Bert's sextant was generously donated to the Society by Lynn Kirk in 2013.

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Bert Topham #7

Bert Topham with his 6 refractor in Castlefield Observatory, circa 1940.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

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Topham Letter 19440915

Castlefield Observatory
Fairbanks P.O.
Toronto 10
Sept 15/44

Secretary R.A.S.C.

Dear Mr. Waring

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Bert Topham #6

Bert Topham working on a mirror, circa 1940.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

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Letter to Topham 19440908

September 8, 1944.

Mr. Bert Topham,
Castlefield Observatory,
Fairbanks P.O.,
Toronto.

Dear Mr. Topham:

At the meeting, this week, of the Council of the Royal
Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Center, Miss
Northcott informed the members of your recent accident.

Concern of all was expressed for your welfare and it
was desired that their feeling in this regard be
expressed to you on their part.

We hope for you a speedy recovery.

Sincerely yours,

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Bert Topham #5

Bert Topham at his telescope, circa 1940. Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

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