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Outstanding AAS Member Obituaries

Last Updated: 10 April 2017

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!

A'Hearn, Mike
Alexander, Claudia J.
Backer, Donald C.
Baragiola, Raul
Bell, Barbara
Bell, Roger A.
Bohm-Vitense, Erika
Brahic, Andre
Brown, Wilbur K.
Cameron, Winifred S.
Delsemme, Armand H.
Felten, James
Fitch, Walter S.
Frost, Kenneth J.
Fountain, John
Fujita, Yoshio
Gibbs, Michael G.
Greyber, Howard D.
Guttman, Paul H.
Hansen, J. Richard
Hobbs, Robert
Howard, William E.
Jarrell, Richard A.
Jenks, Robert L.
Juda, Michael
Kamp, Lucas
Kaufmann, Pierre
Kennedy, Hans D.
Kliore, Arvydas J.
Krishnaswamy, Sumant
Lawrence, John K.t
Lin, Robert P.
McClintock, Jeffrey
McNamara, D. Harold
Namba, Osamu
Nelson, Jerry
Neugebauer, Gerry
Pauls, Thomas A.
Philip, A. G. Davis
Rasool, S. Ichtiaque
Richards, Mercedes T.
Reichert, Gail A.
Rodman, James P.
Roemer, Elizabeth
Rubin, Robert H.
Rubin, Vera C.
Ruffle, Paul M.
Shorthill, Richard W.
Stecher, Theodore P.
Steigman, Gary
Steinlin, Uli
Sternglass, Ernest J.
Strom, Karen
Sturch, Conrad R.
Svestka, Zdenek
Thaddeus, Patrick
Tooper, Robert F.
Tueller, Jack
Upton, Edward Key Lloyd
Varadi, Ferenc
Warwick, James Walter
Whitaker, Ewen
Whitney, Charles
Weekes, Trevor
Weiler, Kurt W.
Wilson, James R.
Wolstencroft, Ramon D.
Wolfe, Arthur M.
Woodgate, Bruce
Young, Arthur
Zapolsky, Harold S.
Zombeck, Martin V.