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 (though, I’m sorry to say, I never met him in person), passed away yesterday at the age of 73. There is a detailed obituary in MPEC 2010-W10, and Charlene Anderson has written a remembrance on our website. Brian MarsdenCredit: Harold Dorwin Also on our website, Lou Friedman offers ….

URL: http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00002782/

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