Jack Horkheimer, Public Television’s “Star Gazer” and the director of Miami’s Space Transit Planetarium,’ died Friday, August 20th, at the age of 72. WUWT readers may fondly remember him at sign off time on PBS-TV, impishly sitting on the ring, grinning that cheesy smile from under his “rug”, and telling us us “whats up” in the sky this week. He made astronomy fun.
From Spaceweather.com Dr. Tony Phillips:
Jack was a giant of astronomy outreach, bringing the heavens down to Earth for millions of people from all walks of life. Among them was the author of this web page as a young student in Florida so many years ago. Jack’s loss is keenly felt. Farewell, Jack Horkheimer, and “keep looking up!”
More at the Miami Herald.
Personally, even though I never met him, I feel like I lost an old friend.