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Science Education Scholarship

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    On December 28, Professor Richard Adrian Jarrell, a friend of the family and one of my neighbours as a child, died suddenly. A scholarship account has been set up in his name. The link goes to a picture, a biography, and a donation form.

    Professor Jarrell had long worked on comparative history of science, focusing on scientific and technical education and the role of the state in science. He was the founding editor of the journal Scientia Canadensis and co-founder of the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association; he co-edited six books on Canadian science, technology and medicine. As an historian of astronomy, he published The Cold Light of Dawn: A History of Canadian Astronomy (University of Toronto, 1988) and numerous journal articles. He completed a six-year stint on the editorial team of the Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers (Springer, 2007) and was working on a study of Canadian radio astronomy.
    Thick as wind-blown leaves innumerable, since 1985

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    At Richard's memorial I learned he was a proud member of the AHAYWEH group at Indiana University before emigrating to Canada. In the mid-60s he was quite the sight sporting a Renaissance-inspired cape as he read about Galileo and other groundbreaking astronomers and scientists. The group, who took their name from the acronym of the sign for the entrance to Dante's Inferno, was a lower income bunch who were allotted a dorm and their tuition paid in return for waiting tables and working at campus libraries. They still get together and reminisce, and they'll most likely raise a beer to Richard next meetup.
    Thick as wind-blown leaves innumerable, since 1985