Gene Ramsey

AAAP members share a deep sense of loss for the death on September 9, 2016 of our esteemed astronomer and friend, Gene Ramsey. Gene was AAAP’s long-time Observatory co-chair, one of our most expert observers, and a wizard at dreaming up and making gizmos and accessories to use with telescopes and mounts. He’ll be remembered for his love of astronomy and generosity with knowledge and experience which he freely shared with members and public, young and old alike. Gene deserves immense credit for the development and improvement of the AAAP’s Washington Crossing Observatory and our core group of observers known as Keyholders, many of whom Gene personally trained. His creativity and craftsmanship are evident in the various enhancements he made to the equipment at the observatory through the years. The enthusiasm he effused led to many remarkable nights under the stars for dozens of our members, and literally hundreds of kids and adults fortunate to share an evening with Gene. What a tremendous life he lived, full with meaning right to the end! His legacy will shine in the memories within AAAP each night we spend under the stars.

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