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.
|040||Robert Zindler||2000||2013||Amateur cosmologist and member for thirteen years|
|113||Stuart Cant||2006||2014||A regular at our meetings for eight years.|
|148||Steve Nicoara||2008||2015||Seven years of membership.|
|109||Davy Jones||2006||2019-03-08||Member 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.|
|053||Nicholas (Ned) Pastor||2001||2020-04-13||An 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|
|006||Robert (Bob) Bee||1996||2020-08-03||Founding 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|
|065||Henry Swierk||2002||2021-06-15||Member 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|
|007||Dr Ragbir Bhathal||1996||2022-11-30||Patron 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|
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…