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Albert George Wilson supervised the National Geographic Society-Palomar Observatory Sky Survey, directed the Lowell Observatory, and was the founding co-editor of Icarus. His discoveries included four dwarf galaxies in the Local Group, several supernovae, a comet, and at least five asteroids. His main interest, however, was theoretical cosmology, especially the idea of discretization.
Lowell Observatory astronomer Henry Lee Giclas died of a stroke 2 April 2007 in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he was born 9 December 1910 and lived nearly all of his 96 years. He is best known for a lengthy survey of proper motions of stars and the discovery of a number of asteroids and comets.
AAS Electronic Announcement #236 - September 2012
Mailed 11 September 2012
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AAS Electronic Announcement #235 - August 2012
Mailed 9 August 2012
Craig Waff, a leading historian of astronomy, died five days after a heart attack he suffered while doing historical research in the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. He suffered the heart attack just two days after successfully observing the June 5, 2012 transit of Venus from the 150-foot solar tower at Mt. Wilson Observatory.