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Re: The ARP Peculiar Galaxy Atlas
« Reply #300 on: December 30, 2013, 06:24:44 pm »
I have to interrupt this thread to pass along the news that Chip Arp has died in Munich, aged 86. Astronomy just won't seem the same.

Maybe I should go observe a very peculiar galaxy in memoriam.

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« Reply #301 on: December 30, 2013, 07:19:24 pm »
So sad...
Another great earthling gone in the cosmos, to see the stars and the galaxies.
(Wasn't his name Halton ?)

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« Reply #302 on: December 30, 2013, 09:40:49 pm »
(Wasn't his name Halton ?)

Yes, but he always called himself Chip every time I saw him.

I especially remember a visit to Pasadena when I was still a grad student, when he let me handle and measure the irreplaceable original photographic plates of some galaxies in his atlas so I could prepare for spectroscopic observations. Not all astronomers would be so generous to someone they didn't know, or maintain such civility across fault lines of scientific thought.

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« Reply #303 on: December 30, 2013, 11:39:15 pm »
For me, it just goes to show you that when you look at all these famous astronomers and think, "Someday I'll be working with them and among them." But, they age too and a new group of astronomers will come out, many of which could be in elementary or middle school right now. They may have no idea of it, but they will become the next famous, world-renowned astronomers that the future kids of next generations to look up to. When I reach the time to become an astronomer, Stephen Hawking, Michael Brown, and others will be retired or dead.

How about spending a moment to think of the great astronomers, past, present, and future, and how they have-are-and will contribute to astronomy's great questions.

R.I.P. Halton (Chip) Arp
I like to find asteroids and galaxy mergers- but all galaxies are still fine to me.

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« Reply #304 on: January 04, 2014, 01:45:51 pm »

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« Reply #305 on: March 15, 2014, 10:43:19 am »

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« Reply #306 on: March 15, 2014, 11:08:14 am »

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« Reply #307 on: March 18, 2014, 11:34:52 am »

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« Reply #308 on: April 02, 2014, 07:50:34 am »

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« Reply #309 on: June 17, 2014, 10:43:19 am »

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« Reply #310 on: June 17, 2014, 11:02:54 am »

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« Reply #311 on: June 17, 2014, 11:18:09 am »
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« Reply #312 on: June 22, 2014, 06:23:11 pm »

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