Sir Arnold Wolfendale, courtesy Jim Cornmell via Wikimedia Commons

New SHA Honorary Vice-President

Sir Arnold Wolfendale, courtesy Jim Cornmell via Wikimedia Commons

Sir Arnold Wolfendale, courtesy Jim Cornmell via Wikimedia Commons

We are delighted to announce that SHA member Prof. Sir Arnold Wolfendale, FRS, has accepted the post of Honorary Vice-President of the Society for the History of Astronomy.

Sir Arnold replaces the late Sir Patrick Moore (who was an Hon. Vice President and supporter of the SHA since the Society’s founding in 2002) and takes his place alongside our Honorary President, Dr Allan Chapman, and our other Honorary Vice-President, Dr Michael Hoskin.

Sir Arnold has had a distinguished career as an academic and astronomer and was the Astronomer Royal from 1991 to 1995.

He was elected a member of the Royal Society in 1977. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Physics at Durham University, where he taught for many years.

You may remember his splendid talk at our York conference last April, on the history of cosmic ray astronomy.

We welcome Sir Arnold in this new role and hope he will be able to represent us for many years to come.

Madeline Cox, FRAS

Chairman, SHA