This announcement first appeared in the SHA eNews Oct. 2013.
As many members will already know the Society’s Vice-Chairman Gilbert Satterthwaite died suddenly at his home in Kent on 20 July. He was 79.
Gilbert made an enormous contribution to the SHA, as well as to the history of astronomy, and indeed, astronomy generally, over a very long and productive life. And he was a thoroughly nice chap to boot: a natural gentleman in the very best sense of the term. He will be greatly missed.
He served as Chairman of the Society from 2004 to 2011, a post he fulfilled with distinction. Whether chairing conferences or Council meetings he was always knowledgeable and well organised, but friendly and welcoming, too. He was held in great affection by us all and has been a very hard act to follow.
A full obituary will appear in issue 24 of the Bulletin.
Madeline Cox, Chairman