n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Anthony Patrick Fairall (1943 - 2008) : obituary

Volume 68, Issue 3_4
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Anthony (Tony) Patrick Fairall was born 15 September 1943 in London, the United Kingdom. In the early years of his childhood, Tony and his family moved frequently; first to South Africa (Johannesburg) in 1948 and later to Zimbabwe (Harare) in 1953 (then Salisbury, Rhodesia). It was in Salisbury, at the Prince Edward school where Tony became interested in Astronomy, and was later inspired to pursue a career in Astronomy by the popular works of Sir Patrick Moore, with whom Tony maintained a life-long friendship.

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