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Franco Pacini (1939 - 2012)

27 January 2012

The IAU greatly regrets to announce the death of Dr. Franco Pacini, on 25 January 2012. He served as President of the International Astronomical Union between 2001 and 2003, and was the inspiration behind the International Year of Astronomy 2009, a huge success for scientific outreach and increasing the awareness of astronomy around the world.

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