n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Obituary : Ronald P Olowin 15 April 1945 – 5 August 2017

Volume 76 Number 7-8
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



We are sorry to have to report the death of Ron Olowin who worked at SAAO in its early days. He joined in March 1972 and was to stay for two years.

Ron was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, and studied Geophysics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia before he came to South Africa.

While at SAAO, he worked mainly on photoelectric photometry, particularly of cosmic x-ray sources.

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