n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Albert Jones, discoverer of SN1987A

Volume 65, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Extracted from text ... 23 february 2006 the astronomical traveller I've just come back from New Zealand where I was lucky enough to contact amateur astronomer Albert Jones, discoverer of supernova 1987A, who lives not only in the same town as my hosts, but in the same suburb! In chatting, he mentioned the late, much missed, Danie Overbeek, as well as Jan Hers, to whom he sent his regards. Albert Jones is a dedicated variable star observer, and at the age of 85 still works every night without fail on the stars in his programme, which is not easy when the Sun sets ..

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