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Richard Barrett

Jim Van Nuland


The Mercury-News reports the death of retired M-N columnist Richard Barrett. Among other work in his 49 year career, he wrote a column titled "Share it with Barrett". It was in one of those columns on Nov. 8, 1954, he printed William Weller's suggestion that there ought to be an astronomy club here in San Jose. The first meeting was held on December 6, the beginning of the San Jose Amateur Astronomers, renamed in 1977 the San Jose Astronomical Association.

He was at our 40th anniversary meeting in 1994, but was too frail to come last December for our 50th. May he rest in peace.


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