Re: Pierre Neirinck, 1926-2016

From: Scott Tilley via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2016 21:27:23 -0800
Thank-you Marco for posting this.

Pierre welcomed me into a world that has always been my passion in the 
shadows.  He provided me with vision and motivation to participate in 
something he was a ground breaker in and most of all made me feel welcome.

Pierre I wish I would have met you in person, I feel I met you in spirit.

I wish your family peace in this time of loss and remembrance.

Your Cospar number will be forever on my site list.

Scott Tilley

On 1/4/2016 7:32 AM, Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l wrote:
>
> Dear all,
>
> Several of you already know, but for those who do not yet: the very 
> sad news just reached us of the passing of Pierre Neirinck, nestor of 
> our group, at the age of 89.
>
> Here is the e-mail:
>
> "De la part d'Annie et de Paul son voisin,
>
> Je me permets d'utiliser le carnet d'adresses et la messagerie de 
> Pierre pour vous faire part de son voyage vers son astéroïde.
> Il nous a quittés hier matin et nous voit de là haut maintenant.
> Son inhumation aura lieu jeudi à 13h30 avec une cérémonie dans la 
> salle du cimetière  de Dunkerque suivie de l'inhumation dans le caveau 
> de famille à Malo"
>
>
> Pierre was an important member of King-Hele's professional satellite 
> tracking group in the UK. Behind the scenes, after that group was 
> abandoned, he remained an important animator of amateur tracking 
> community and actively tracked classified satellites himself untill 
> only a few years ago.
>
> He distributed Cospar site codes to new observers and untill recently 
> issued semi-daily e-mails to the active observers with data analysis 
> (usually of the Keyhole satellites), as well as brief comments on 
> world affairs.The latter often included a tally of who violently left 
> this planet in the previous days. His e-mails were very idiosyncratic 
> in that sense, and I will miss them.
>
> More recently his declining health started to prevent him from 
> observing and analysis, but he still occasionally e-mailed photo 
> collages: Pierre was an enthusiastic photographer himself.
>
> The dead of Pierre makes the start of this new year extremely sad.
>
> Rest in Peace, Pierre. Have a safe journey to asteroid (142014) Neirinck.
>
>
> - Marco
>
>
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> Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
> e-mail: sattrackcam_at_langbroek.org
>
> Cospar 4353 (Leiden):     52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
> Cospar 4355 (Cronesteyn): 52.13878 N, 4.49937 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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