Bittersweet Bursary

By November 3, 2020Astronomy, Blog

Bittersweet Bursary

THOMAS HARVEY has been accepted as a Fellow of ,the Roy­al Astronomical Society:
Studying astrophysics at the University of Soiithampton, he plans to spend his final year at the Harvard-Smithsonian Cen­tre for Astrophysics in. Boston, USA. . .
Nominated in July by anoth­er fellow, his mentor the late David Le Conte, he said the an­nouncement was bittersweet.
At the. age of 16 Mr Harvey joined La Societe’s astronomy section, where Mr Le Conte was central, and has helped out as much as possible by hosting events, lectures, media inter­views and open days plus oper­ating telescopes.
‘I was excited to hear I had been accepted,’ Mr Harvey said.
‘However it was a bit bitter­sweet because David Le Con­te, who nomina􀁂ed me, passed away in August. He wrote some very kind things in his nomi­nation. It is sad I ean’t leLhim know that I was accepted.

 

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