This is sad news indeed. Bill Bryson devotes a delightful chapter to Bob Evans in his best-selling book ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything’. I bet he’s up there somewhere sharing stories with Leslie Peltier and George Alcock, the three great visual supernova hunters.
My profile pic might be of interest to some. Its me looking through the transit telescope at Palermo National Observatory that Piazzi used to discover dwarf planet Ceres on 1st Jan 1801
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