Archives: Obituaries

Richard Irwin Mitchell

Richard Irwin Mitchell, astronomer and mathematician, passed away on 5 February 1990, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after a long illness. He was the only child of Lawrence

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Katsuo Tanaka

Katsuo Tanaka was born in 1943 in Tokyo to a prosperous family who encouraged him in the difficult preparation for Tokyo University. He completed undergraduate and

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James Stokley

James Stokley, native of Philadelphia, died December 29, 1989, at age 89. Best known as a science popularizer, in 1925 Stokley started a 53-year association with Science

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Serge Alexander Korff

Those of us who, for whatever reason, have had the good fortune to achieve some success in life have a clear obligation to make

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James C. Kemp

James C. Kemp was born in Detroit, Michigan on 9 February 1927, and died in Eugene, Oregon, on 29 March 1988. He went to high school in

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William R. Ward

William (Bill) Roger Ward was a preeminent theoretician who studied the formation and evolution of planetary systems. He was born on January 11, 1944, and passed away at the age

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Obituaries

In collaboration with the AAS Historical Astronomy Division, obituaries for members of the community are published in the BAAS. Tarsh Freeman

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Tarsh Freeman

Tarsh Freeman

Tarsh Freeman, Jr., dedicated astronomer, college teacher, husband, and father, died 19 January 2018 at the DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was 66. Born on 15 September

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Robert R. Brownlee

Robert Rex Brownlee, retired nuclear weapons scientist at Los Alamos, died at his home in Loveland, Colorado, on 2 May 2018 at age 94. Born in Zenith, Kansas, on 4

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Theodore P. Stecher

Theodore P. (Ted) Stecher, 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday, 29 October 2017 in Silver Spring, MD, surrounded by his family.

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