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Observatory renamed after founder member

Fri, 03 Mar 2023

The Isle of Man Astronomical Society has announced that the Isle of Man Observatory, is to be renamed “The James Martin Observatory,” after founder member James Martin passed away in January. 
The name change was announced at the March meeting of the Society yesterday, after a tribute to James that was delivered by the Vice Chairman of the Society, Mr Howard Parkin.
James Martin, who passed away on January 15th was a founder member of the Society which was established in May 1989.
There will be an official ceremony at the Observatory to formally change the name and it is hoped that James’s widow Shirley will unveil a suitably worded plaque on this occasion.



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