(cba:news) memories of bob (fwd)

Joe Patterson jop at astro.columbia.edu
Sun Nov 16 07:05:32 EST 2003

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Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 21:49:41 -0800 (PST)
From: Lew Cook <lcoo at yahoo.com>
To: Joe Patterson <jop at astro.columbia.edu>, cba-news at cbastro.org
Subject: Re: (cba:news) memories of bob

This is a surprise and shock. Bob was an inspiration to me,
and was a leader in the implementation of remote controlled
telescopes. He was a gracious host for a visit Donna and I
had at Braeside Observatory. His sense of humor appeared at
unexpected times. The computer command to open the
observatory shutter at Braeside is accompanied by a sound
bite from the movie 2001 - "Open the pod bay doors, Hal!"
I laughed when I heard that and think of it often still.

We have suffered an enormous loss.


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