n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - David Stanley Evans (1916 - 2004) : obituary




Extracted from text ... mnassa vol 64 nos 1 & 2 David Stanley Evans (1916 - 2004) We are sorry to have to report the death on 14 November 2004 in Austin, Texas, of David S. Evans who, for over twenty years, played an important and stimulating role in South African astronomy. When he came to South Africa in 1946, fundamental positional determinations and photometry dominated the astronomical scene. By the time he left, the Radcliffe Observatory and the Royal Observatory Cape were active in astrophysics and the efforts that eventually led to the establishment of SAAO were well under way. He played an ..


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