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Needed AAS Member Obituaries

Last Updated: 1 November 2022

The AAS/HAD Obituary Committee is responsible for commissioning and compiling obituaries for deceased members of the Society. These obituaries are published in the Bulletin of the AAS as a tribute and for the benefit of future historians of science. The committee depends entirely on our astronomical colleagues, including astronomy-department and observatory administrators, who knew the deceased, for help writing obituaries. Currently there are a number of recently and not-so-recently deceased AAS members for whom we lack written obituaries. Please take a moment to review the list of names, and contact Crystal Tinch ( if you’d be willing to write an obituary for a former colleague and member. Thank you!

Cahill, Michael
Carlson, Robert W.
Catacosinos, Paul A.
Chapman, Robert D.
Criswell, Steve
Desai, Upendra
Drake, Frank D.
Felten, James
Florez Velezquez, Jose
Fountain, John
Frost, Kenneth J.
Gibbs, Michael G.
Gordon, Kurtiss J.
Gorenstein, Paul
Gray, David F.
Greeley, Ronald
Guttman, Paul H.
Hansen, J. Richard
Horak, Henry George
Jackson, Edward S.
Jordan, Thomas M.
Kennedy, Hans D.
Kent, Jack T.
Klemola, Arnold
Kohman, Truman P.
Kutner, Marc
Lawrence, John K.
Levasseur-Regourd, Anny-Chantal
Lieske, Jay Henry
Lin, Robert P.
Maffei, Paolo
Margarve, Thomas E.
McClintock, Jeffrey
Melosh, H. Jay
Merilan, Michael Preston
Mishchenko, Michael I.
Mitalas, Romas
Mumford, George S.
Namba, Osamu
Oliversen, Ronald
Ostro, Steven J.
Pauls, Thomas A.
Peregrine, David S.
Pettengill, Gordon
Pollock, Joseph
Pomerantz, Martin
Ptak, Roger L.
Rakos, Karl D.
Rasool, S. Ichtiaque
Roberts, George
Rodman, James P.
Sandlin, Glenn D.
Schiffmacher, Edward R.
Schultz, Alfred B.
Shorthill, Richard W.
Steinlin, Uli
Sternglass, Ernest J.
Stone, Sydney N.
Svestka, Zdenek
Tebbe, Paul
Tooper, Robert F.
Turner, Barry
Upton, Edward Key Lloyd
Van Steenberg, Michael E.
Whitney, Charles
Wood, H. John III
Zapolsky, Harold S.
Zeilik, Michael
Zellner, Benjamin
Zombeck, Martin V.