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Very sad news - Rick Woods is no longer with us

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#1 Patrik Iver

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:58 PM

The below thread in the off topic observatory regrettably informs us that Rick Woods has passed away:

https://www.cloudyni...ods-has-passed/

 

I didn't know Rick personally, but I enjoyed his posts, and I will miss his contributions here.

 

R.I.P. Rick.



#2 Ohmless

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:17 PM

agreed.  will miss his presence. quite a bummer.



#3 Jeff B1

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:59 PM

Sad for sure.  We used to have a great time talking Mars.  He will certainly be missed.  R.I.P. Rick, pass the Red Planet on your way.....

 

Anyone know what happened to him?



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:12 PM

The CN member who broke the news didn't mention a cause of death.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:24 PM

Truly sad! frown.gif  I always enjoyed reading his book reviews and his remarks about star atlases.  He will be sorely missed here.

 

R.I.P. Rick. flowerred.gif 

 

Thank you Patrik for letting us know!



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:40 AM

That's a darn shame. Enjoyed his enthusiasm for the printed word.

R.I.P. Rick.



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:02 AM

Rick was one of the reasons I started visiting this particular forum. I’ve gained a few books (paper ones!) because of him. I’ll certainly miss seeing that fantastic avatar of his.

 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:52 AM

Very sad news. I didn't know him personally but always enjoyed his posts. Very knowledgeable about star atlases, and a fair-minded straight shooter.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:20 PM

I will very much miss our cool cat having the bad hair day....and his humour, curiosity, desire to learn, and verve



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:24 AM

R.I.P. Rod, thanks for everything.



#11 Jeff B1

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:36 AM

Wow, here is an interesting article I remember reading about  Rick and his wife at Lowell: https://lowell.edu/w...ng-2016-Web.pdf

 

He certainly was much younger than me so that makes his passing more sad.


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:25 AM

Wow, here is an interesting article I remember reading about  Rick and his wife at Lowell: https://lowell.edu/w...ng-2016-Web.pdf

 

He certainly was much younger than me so that makes his passing more sad.

It's almost impossible to get a sense for someone's age by how they post, but if that's a recent photo... ohlord.gif



#13 junomike

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 04:52 PM

He wasn't old but retired according to the article.




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