The AAVSO remembers its members, observers, colleagues, and friends who are deceased. In each issue of the AAVSO Newsletter, a section is devoted to remembering those connected to the AAVSO who have died in the previous quarter or since the previous issue of the Newsletter.
Name Num Year Mn Page
Our prayers are with Janet and Michael, I lost my father last month who got me started in astronomy. This year has started out rough for me with the lost of my father and Janet. I am happy to know that when I look up at the night sky I know that my father and Janet are looking down at me and encouraging me to keep observing variable stars. —Paul Kneipp
I have just returned from the National Science Festival here in SA and was unable to access my e-mail whilst there.
It was with deep sorrow that I learned of the death of Dr. Janet Mattei. It is great loss for amateur and professional astronomy. Please accept my sincere condolences. —Jerzy Speil (Poland)
After not reading it for many, many weeks, this morning I decided to catch up on the latest on the AAVSO discussion list. Instead, I suddenly found myself thrown into another, sad, Universe, as I read about Janet's death. Devastating and surreal...
I received the news with great pain. I had the privilege of meet she in Montevideo, 1992 in one Convention of LIADA. (Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomia) I would also like to express my condolences to Dr. Mattei's family and friends. —Esmeralda Mallada (Uruguay)
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