From the July 2018 issue

Remembering John Davis

An experienced observer's legacy.
By | Published: July 26, 2018 | Last updated on May 18, 2023

I ended last month’s column with two asterisms that were first spotted and named by Massachusetts amateur astronomer John Davis. His keen eye and unstoppable passion for observing spanned half a century.

Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, he spent most of his adult life in Amherst, Massachusetts. There, the University of Massachusetts’ thriving astronomy program, with its many public outreach events, stoked Davis’ interest.

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