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A Martian Has Died

Louis D. Friedman • June 06, 2012 • 3

The last words Ray said to me were, “Yes, I will shout HURRAH!” I was visiting him at his home and had spent a hour or so talking with him about our favorite subject, Mars, as well as reading to him a couple of his own poems. Yesterday he passed away at the age of 91.

Seeking your stories about Ray Bradbury

Emily Lakdawalla • June 06, 2012 • 1

Ray Bradbury passed away last night, June 5, 2012, at the age of 91. He was a friend to the Planetary Society and an inspiration to its members. We'd like you members to share your recollections and stories of his singular influence in your lives.

In memory of Susan Niebur

Emily Lakdawalla • February 08, 2012

Planetary scientist Susan Niebur passed away on February 6, 2012, of inflammatory breast cancer. While I did not know Susan very well personally, I knew her professionally as a staunch supporter of and passionate organizer for young people, women, and families in planetary science.

Professor Michael Drake, Ph.D. (1946-2011)

Emily Lakdawalla • September 21, 2011

All of us at the Planetary Society are deeply saddened by the passing of planetary scientist Michael Drake. He has been a pillar of the planetary science community for four decades.

Miscellany

Emily Lakdawalla • November 18, 2010

The saddest item of business to note in this linky post is that noted astronomer Brian Marsden, retired director of the Minor Planet Center and a good friend to many, passed away yesterday at the age of 73.

Canto IV: A Cog in the Wheel, a New Star in the Sky

David Seal • June 06, 2009

David Seal talks about his experience working with Kevin Beurle.

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