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ROLF MEIER 1953-2016

Rolf Meier — obituary June 27, 2016

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Age 62, of Ottawa, Ontario passed away Sunday, June 26th, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. Rolf was born in Goslar, Germany on July 24th, 1953 immigrating to Canada at the age of 5 and already showing a fascination with the stars. His interests matured into a well-rounded understanding of the natural world, with a formal education in electrical engineering from Carleton University (1977) and wide success as a prolific amateur astronomer. He went on to discover four comets which bear his name (Meier 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984). He received the RASC’s Chant Medal in 1979 for his contributions. The brilliant accomplishments in his work and hobbies gained him a great deal of respect from his peers and earned him many awards throughout his working life, including numerous US patents. At home he spent most of his time outdoors, meticulously crafting and maintaining a beautiful property. His remarkable expertise extended to countless subjects, with a knack for capturing amazing photos, constructing precise woodworking and carpentry, and building or fixing anything mechanical. He is survived by his wife Linda, son Matt and his wife Melissa, brother Oliver (Kim), and parents Inge and Rolf Sr. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cancer.ca) or the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. A visitation will take place at C.R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc. (127 Church St., Almonte) from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, July 4th followed by a Celebration of Life at 3 p.m.

Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

ROLF MEIER - a collection of his video presentations

Mars Opposition - April 2008 - 1:36:45
Lunar and Planetary Imaging Workshop - July 2008 - 1:13:30
Collection of images - September 2008 - 29:45
A New Spot on Jupiter - August 2009 - 1:08:55
Carp StarParty Location (Linda) - September 2009 - 42:30
4 Observatories - July 2010 - 06:30
Arizona Public Outreach - April 2011 - 7:08
Arizona Sky Village - May 2011 - 46:15
VLA Visit - June 2011 - 1:22:44
Interesting Observatories of the South West - July 2011 - 1:11:30
Observation Report - May 2012
New Mexico Space and Astronomy - May 2013 - 46:30

ROLF MEIER - a collection of his images

Image of Saturn Taken Near 2002 Opposition Date
My Observatory

A dedication to ROLF MEIER by David H. Levy, published in Sky & Telescope - June 29, 2016

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