Farewell, Orin Stepanek, faithful and friendly supporter of Starship Asterisk*

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Ann
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Farewell, Orin Stepanek, faithful and friendly supporter of Starship Asterisk*

Post by Ann » Wed Dec 27, 2023 2:57 pm

One of Starship Asterisk*s most faithful and friendly supporters, Orin Stepanek, has sadly passed away.

Orin loved astronomy, and he posted a friendly comment on almost every APOD ever posted since he first joined Starship Asterisk* on June 27, 2005. By doing so, he played a big part in making APOD a warm and welcoming site for astrophotographers to have their labor of love put on display for the world to see.

Orin also made posts about his love of gardening, and about his love for dogs.

All told, Orin made 8,200 posts here at Starship Asterisk*, which is 3.22% of all posts that have ever been made at this site.

Farewell, Orin! You were a warm, enthusiastic and generous person who made Starship Asterisk* a better place to be. Thank you so much for your contributions! 🌞🌛 🌎 🪐 :rocketship: 🍅 🌽🌼🐶 ❤️

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Re: Farewell, Orin Stepanek, faithful and friendly supporter of Starship Asterisk*

Post by Rauf » Wed Dec 27, 2023 3:29 pm

Goodbye Orin, may you find your place among the stars now.

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Re: Farewell, Orin Stepanek, faithful and friendly supporter of Starship Asterisk*

Post by saturno2 » Sun Dec 31, 2023 5:46 am

Condolences to the family of Orin Stepanek
Sadness in this forum. An important member
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Re: Farewell, Orin Stepanek, faithful and friendly supporter of Starship Asterisk*

Post by RJN » Mon Feb 05, 2024 7:29 pm

Oh, sad news indeed. Condolenses to Orin's family and friends.
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Re: Farewell, Orin Stepanek, faithful and friendly supporter of Starship Asterisk*

Post by starsurfer » Sun Feb 11, 2024 11:35 pm

Goodbye Orin, you return to the stardust you came from.