A memorial service for Prof Roger Griffin will be held this Saturday, 14 May at noon, in the chapel of St John’s College, Cambridge. All are welcome to attend, and I’m sure Roger’s family would be delighted to meet any astronomers who knew him or worked with him.
Roger was an active amateur observer as a teenager in the 1950s, and whilst at boarding school he was given special permission to travel to London to attend BAA meetings. In later decades he worked almost exclusively with the 36-inch telescope in Cambridge, making observations of the spectra and radial velocities of stars.
Despite turning professional Roger remained in touch with the BAA and was always willing to share his thoughts, especially on matters relating to spectroscopy.