Roll of Honour

Remembering the passion and enthusiasm for astronomy of fellow members of the Society who are regrettably no longer with us. They shared with us their love for the Universe; and their friendship is sadly missed – but we will always remember the good times and their contributions to the Society.

Their sun has set – but long may their stars continue to shine.

In Remembrance

040Robert Zindler20002013Amateur cosmologist and member for thirteen years
113Stuart Cant20062014A regular at our meetings for eight years.
148Steve Nicoara20082015Seven years of membership.
109Davy Jones20068th March 2019Member for thirteen years. Contributor to Prime Focus magazine & our MAS Facebook Group. A familiar face at our Forums until prevented by illness in 2017, when he was conferred with Honorary membership.
053Nicholas (Ned) Pastor200113th April 2020An outstanding observational amateur astronomer. A regular attendee at our monthly New Moon Weekend observing sessions at Belanglo Forest. A strong supporter of MAS and a great friend to many of us. Nineteen years a member. Obituary
006Robert (Bob) Bee19963rd August 2020Founding member. Passionate amateur astronomer. Prime Focus Editor 1996-2007. Committee member 1996-2008. Secretary 2007-2008. In his 25th year of membership. Book author, article contributor, newspaper columnist and story writer. Above all Bob was a vocal astronomy communicator, encouraging young and old to look up and view the “Heavens Above”. Obituary
065Henry Swierk200215th June 2021Member for nineteen years and a keen visual observer. Management Committee member and Membership Officer from 2012 to 2021. Always involved in MAS affairs, Henry suddenly passed away during his tenth year on the Committee. Obituary
007Dr Ragbir Bhathal199630th Nov 2022Patron of MAS 1996-2011. Honorary Member for 27 years. University lecturer and our liaison with Western Sydney University. Founder of Campbelltown Rotary Observatory and its Director for 23 years . OSETI researcher. Obituary
302Andrew Milton201515th Dec 2023Andy joined MAS in 2015 and was a committee member and Treasurer continuously since April 2018. He made an immense contribution to our Society. Obituary
Funeral Service
214Penny Reidc20122024Penny joined MAS in 2011 and was a member for several years; a Committee Member for one year (2013-14); and also served as Forum Refreshments Manager.


There’s no use in weeping,
Though we are condemned to part.
There’s such a thing as keeping
A remembrance in one’s heart…

Charlotte Bronte