Aaronson, Marc (1950 - 1987)
M. Aaronson was born in 1950. After studies at the California Institute of Technology he received a BSc in 1972 and worked as Associate Professor for Astronomy at the University of Arizona. His work concentrated on three fields:
M. Aaronson was killed during a tragic accident in the evening hours of 30 April 1987 in the dome of the 4-m Mayall Telescope atop Kitt Peak. Due to a malfunction of the emergency stop , Aaronson got caught in the catwalk door of the turning telescope dome when the outer stepladder closed it.
Minor Planet (3277) Aaronson is named in his honor.
Sterne und Weltraum 26 (1987), Nr. 9, p. 465 (incl. drawing)
Dictionary of Minor Planets, 2. Edition, by Lutz D. Schmadel, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
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