Astronomer Brian Marsden Has Died

Dr. Brian Marsden Credit: Harold Dorwin

>From a Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics press release:

Dr. Brian Marsden passed away today at the age of 73 following a prolonged illness. He was a Supervisory Astronomer at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Director Emeritus of the Minor Planet Center.

“Brian was one of the most influential comet investigators of the twentieth century,” said Charles Alcock, Director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, “and definitely one of the most colorful!” (…) Read the rest of Astronomer Brian Marsden Has Died (578 words)

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