Dr Edward Yeadon

In memory of Dr Edward Yeadon,
founding chairman of the Flamsteed Astronomy Society

It was with great sadness that we learned that Eddie Yeadon – a co-founder of the Flamsteed Astronomy Society at the Royal Observatory Greenwich and first chairman of the society – died on 6th October. 

Because of his dedication and commitment, so many people have been able to enjoy the wonders of astronomy here at Greenwich. He was a lovely, deeply knowledgeable man with wide-ranging astronomical interests. He was certainly passionate about this field and he loved to share what he learned.

He was the driving force behind the solar viewings and presentation of the first solar telescope to the Royal Observatory Greenwich.  He organised the fantastic event to view the 2004 Transit of Venus at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. He guided many guests around the Observatory and gave talks on subjects as diverse as the Hubble space telescope and the measurement of time by astronomy.

Indeed, it has been a source of great delight and pride to us all that Eddie remained so actively involved with the Flamsteed ever since he helped found it more than 20 years ago. We will miss Eddie very much.

The Flamsteed Astronomy Society offers their deepest condolences to all his family and friends.

If you would like to make a donation in memory of Eddie to support the work of the Royal Observatory Greenwich we would be very grateful.

Image: Eddie Yeadon at the Royal Observatory South Building (credit: Brian Pearson)