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Message 973033 - Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 2:23:21 UTC

William E. Gordon, the designer of the Arecibo radio telescope, has passed away at the age of 92.

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Message 973034 - Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 2:29:59 UTC - in response to Message 973033.

Today?

My condolences on the death of him. He left a great work. May he rest in peace.


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Message 973053 - Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 4:16:09 UTC

Since SETI@Home and Astropulse get all their data from the Arecibo Telescope, it's a particularly sad day in the radio astronomy community...


It certainly is a sad day.

R.I.P. Mr. Gordon

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Message 973081 - Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 8:46:04 UTC

Also Einstein@home gets data from Arecibo for its Arecibo Binary Pulsars program. We Einstein crunchers participate too.
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Message 973084 - Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 8:56:53 UTC

Washington Post obit here.

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Message 973105 - Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 11:34:56 UTC

William E. Gordon
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bravo !


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Message 973142 - Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 15:41:04 UTC

What amazing accomplishments!!

My sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.

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Message 973154 - Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 17:47:00 UTC

That is sad news, indeed.

Without William E. Gordon's telescope design, I wouldn't be here, processing radio signals from Arecibo in a search for extraterrestrial life.

Hats off to a great man who still lives, somewhere out there...
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Message 973179 - Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 18:31:56 UTC

Thanks, Bill. We'll get this done.
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Message 973181 - Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 18:37:46 UTC

May we someday find the answers we seek in his honor.

RIP.
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Message 973278 - Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 21:03:09 UTC

very sad news - rest in peace will say a pray for you in church on sunday

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Message 973344 - Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 23:47:53 UTC
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So long Bill, 'Restae en Pachem'! Thanx for all the tips on building a home Radio Telescope. Hope you hook up with Carl out there.

Condolences to all family and friends and the entire Astronomy community. What great accomplishments, what a great loss to us all!

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Message 973383 - Posted: 23 Feb 2010, 2:01:36 UTC

Send us a signal!

RIP.


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Message 973519 - Posted: 23 Feb 2010, 13:44:22 UTC

Whilst he may have passed away, his work will live on forever.

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Message 973559 - Posted: 23 Feb 2010, 15:51:10 UTC - in response to Message 973519.

Nigdar ne zgine ki živi pošteno!
(Never he dies, who lives honestly!)
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Message 973776 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 15:51:33 UTC - in response to Message 973519.

True True True. In his honor, we must build a new telescope in the Meteor Crater in Arizona!

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Message 973897 - Posted: 26 Feb 2010, 0:02:08 UTC - in response to Message 973776.

well sad he pass away but he death help get more people aware for seti project
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Message 976092 - Posted: 6 Mar 2010, 0:25:10 UTC

R.I.P.

My condolences, ;-(...

Cheers.

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