Lamentation for a Friend

Sad news.  A friend of mine and fellow amateur astronomer Gordon Tyler was killed in a motorcycle accident on Friday.  Gordon had been an active member of the Riverside Astronomical Society for many years.  He ran our beginners corner to help budding astronomers both young and old learn to love the night sky and help them along.  Recently he stepped up to become the club’s chief observer.  He gave presentations each month on interesting astronomical news and viewing of the night sky.   He was always willing to stop what he was doing at a star party and help any/everyone in need.  He will be sorely missed.  My heart goes out to Gordon’s wife and family.

“there’ll be two dates on your tombstone everyone
will read them..but the only thing that matters
is the little [ dash between them ]”