The moderators and I recently found out that Tim Kerr (tkerr), a former moderator and frequent contributor to the Astronomy.com Forums, passed away in April. Tim was a great asset to this website and the amateur astronomy community, and he will be greatly missed.
This was a tragic loss for anyone that knew him, and to those who never got the chance. Rest in peace Tim, you will be missed my friend.
Have A Nice ________
"Good friends are like stars, you don't always see them, but you know they're always there."
Equipment (so far): C6R-GT, C 80ED, Orion XT8, Orion XT10, Coronado PST, Zhumell 20x80 Binos
Indeed. A very sad bit of news.
Green side out, Tim!
The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it's stranger than we CAN imagine. --- JBS Haldane
Come visit me at Comanche Springs Astronomy Campus (we're on Google Maps) in Texas.
"Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in the heavens where the spirits of our lost ones pour through and shine down upon us to let us know they are happy." -- Eskimo proverb.
Terry's Law of Cosmology: "Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak."
18" Obsession Classic dob #1665
10" Orion Skyquest Classic dob
120mm Orion ST achromat
15 X 70 celestron Skymaster binoculars
For those of you who would like to post your memories of Tim, you can do so in a thread set up by Poppa Chris: http://cs.astronomy.com/asy/general_discussion/f/27/t/55342.aspx