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John Delaney, 1914-2011

Jim Van Nuland


John Delaney, 1914 - 2011

Jim Van Nuland

John Delaney, one of the founders of the San Jose Astronomical Association, has died at age 96.

He was on the first Board of Directors, formed in May 1955. In July, the board members signed the Articles of Incorporation. He was a member of SJAA until just a few years ago.

He made at least two large (for their time) telescopes, one a 12.5 incher. That mirror was incorporated into one of the club’s loaner telescopes about 1980, which was used until 2010.

John worked for Ames Research Center from 1940 until retirement in 1974, interrupted for several years of military service.


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