ann10032 — Announcement

Brian Marsden (1937–2010)

19 November 2010

The IAU greatly regrets to announce the death of Brian Marsden, Director Emeritus of the Minor Planet Center, on November 18th.

Brian Marsden was a distinguished Director of the Minor Planet Center for some 30 years, stepping down in 2006.  He gave outstanding service to the IAU and astronomy over many years and his presence will be sorely missed.  A full obituary can be found at

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