If you have read through my previous posts you will have some idea about the man and his achievements. Dave was a character and left a lasting impression with those who had the good fortune to meet him. As well as working at was the cutting edge of astronomical optics he also devoted time to popularising astronomy. He was a great talker, it has been said that he could have talked for England. He always had time for people giving freely of his knowledge and experience.
By the time I met David I had already made my first telescope mirror; his enthusiasm inspired me onwards and upwards. Optics became an important part of my life and still is today.
If you would like to read more about David, or indeed his beloved Grubb Parsons, please have a look at my webpage:
It is a great shame that the national astronomy magazines have missed the opportunity to celebrate David’s life and achievements.
David Sinden 1932-2005 RIP