n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Margaret Thatcher (1925 - 2013) : obituary




In March this year, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the official opening of SAAO Sutherland. On 8 April 2013 Margaret Thatcher passed away. You may wonder what is the relevance of these two facts. Fewer and fewer people nowadays remember that Margaret Thatcher was present at the opening ceremony of the Sutherland Observatory on 15 March 1973, almost to the day, 40 years before her death.


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