Fall 2017 Department News

Remembering Ewen Whitaker

The Royal Museums Greenwich web site (Oct. 19, 2017) features a blog post by Adam De Salle, a student at John Roan School (Whitaker's high school). Adam hoped that the post would have coincided not only with the anniversary of Ewen's passing, but also, fittingly, with United Nations World Space Week, Vice President Pence's address to the National Space Council (regarding a return to the Moon), and the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1. Adam writes that, "the primary objective of garnering some hometown recognition of this wonderful man's achievements has been somewhat accomplished." 

Photo with Ewen Whitaker


Lunar charts


Letter to Dr. Kuiper