Dr. Harold McNamara
The ASP deeply mourns the January 10th passing of BYU astronomy professor Dr. Harold McNamara, who served as Editor of the science journal “Publications of the ASP” from 1968 to 2004.
Dr. McNamara also enthusiastically launched new organizational enterprise in 1987, the ASP Conference Series (publication), for which he served as Editor for 16 years.
Dr. McNamara was an internationally recognized authority in intrinsic variable and eclipsing binary stars. In 2000, he received the George Van Biesbroeck Prize by the American Astronomical Society for “long-term extraordinary or unselfish service to astronomy.” He was also honored in 2010 with the Distinguished Service Award by the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters.