Wednesday, February 01, 2023

lost a great author

The great Terence Dickinson died today, sadly.

I met him once or twice, or was, at least, in the same room. 

But he was very instrumental for me in the early days of the hobby.

He co-authored The Backyard Astronomer's Guide which I found incredibly useful in a great numbers of ways.

I also own Splendors of the Universe: A Practical Guide to Photographing the Night Sky. Another book I relied on heavily.

He was also a founder of the SkyNews magazine, Canada's only astronomy magazine, which I have been very proud to contribute to...

It is fair to say that he impacted many lives across Canada.


There is a touching tribute from Sky & Telescope.

Bob McDonald of the CBC recounted memories of Terry.

Susan's eulogy (his widow) is shared on the Wartman web site.

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