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

 #MEMBER JOINED  DEPARTED  
040Robert Zindler20002013Amateur cosmologist and member for thirteen years
113Stuart Cant20062014A regular at our meetings for eight years.
148Steve Nicoara20082015Seven years of membership.
109Davy Jones20062019-03-08Member 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) Pastor20012020-04-13An 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.
006Robert (Bob) Bee19962020-08-03Founding 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”.
065Henry Swierk20022021-06-15Member 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.

Parting

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