Meinel, Aden (1922 - 2011 Oct 2)

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Meinel, Aden (1922 - 2011 Oct 2)

Postby RJN » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:02 pm

Aden Meinel, First Director of Kitt Peak National Observatory, Passed Away

Astronomy and optical science lost a great pioneer and innovator when Dr. Aden Meinel passed away on 2 October 2011. Meinel led the development, and became the first Director, of the Kitt Peak National Observatory, located near Tucson, AZ. He then went on to become Director of the Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona, where he also founded the Optical Sciences program. ...


Wikipedia Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aden_Meinel

Memories of Dr. Meinel may be left on this NOAO memorial page here: http://www.noao.edu/news/meinel-memorial.php or below.
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