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Binocular Universe: Barlow Bob’s Star

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 01:35 PM

Last month, the community of amateur astronomers lost one of the “good ones” when news came that Robert “Barlow Bob” Godfrey had passed away.

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#2 Philip Levine

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:09 PM

Hi Phil,
Nice touch to honor Barlow Bob in this way. He got me started on Solar observing, and I am most grateful to BB.
Certainly, Barlow Bob helped to "turn on" many observers to the Sun, he will be missed.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:25 AM

Thanks, Phil. Yes, Bob will be sorely missed at NEAF as well as the other conventions and meetings he frequented. I always looked forward to viewing through his Bob-O-Scope every chance I had.

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