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Needed AAS Member Obituaries

Last Updated: 16 March 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
Catacosinos, Paul A.
Chapman, Robert D.
Criswell, Steve
Desai, Upendra
Felten, James
Fitch, Walter S.
Florez Velezquez, Jose
Fountain, John
Frost, Kenneth J.
Gebbie, Katherie B.
Gibbs, Michael G.
Gordon, Kurtiss J.
Gorenstein, Paul
Gould, Robert J.
Gray, Robert Hansen
Greeley, Ronald
Guttman, Paul H.
Hansen, J. Richard
Horak, Henry George
Huebner, Walter
Jordan, Thomas M.
Juda, Michael
Kennedy, Hans D.
Kent, Jack T.
Klemola, Arnold
Kohman, Truman P.
Kowal, Charles T.
Kutner, Marc
Landolt, Arlo U.
Lawrence, John K.
Lin, Robert P.
Lucy, Leon
Maffei, Paolo
Margarve, Thomas E.
Marlborough, John Michael
McClintock, Jeffrey
Melosh, H. Jay
Merilan, Michael Preston
Mishchenko, Michael I.
Mitalas, Romas
Mumford, George S.
Namba, Osamu
Nelson, Jerry
Oliversen, Ronald
Olson, Edward C.
Ostro, Steven J.
Parker, Eugene
Parkinson, William
Pauls, Thomas A.
Peregrine, David S.
Pettengill, Gordon
Pipher, Judith
Pollock, Joseph
Pomerantz, Martin
Ptak, Roger L.
Rakos, Karl D.
Rasool, S. Ichtiaque
Rettig, Terence
Roberts, George
Rodman, James P.
Roemer, Elizabeth
Schiffmacher, Edward R.
Shorthill, Richard W.
Steinlin, Uli
Sternglass, Ernest J.
Stone, Sydney N.
Straat, Patricia
Svestka, Zdenek
Swiegert, Allen
Tebbe, Paul
Tooper, Robert F.
Truran, James
Tueller, Jack
Turner, Barry
Upton, Edward Key Lloyd
Van Steenberg, Michael E.
Varadi, Ferenc
Whitney, Charles
Wolstencroft, Ramon D.
Wood, H. John III
Zapolsky, Harold S.
Zirker, Jack B.
Zombeck, Martin V.