Helen Walker 1953–2017
It is with great sadness that we report the death of our Treasurer, Dr Helen Walker, on 19 September. She had been ill for several months.
Helen had been a Council member of the SPA since 2007, serving as Vice President, President and Treasurer. She was also responsible for the society's Telescopes for Schools initiative in 2009, which saw 1000 telescopes being distributed to UK schools during the International Year of Astronomy. A full obituary will appear in Popular Astronomy.
Her funeral took place on 9 October in Didcot, Oxfordshire.
Helen's most recent talk to the society, on Mars Orbiters, Rovers and Landers, was delivered in April at our Cambridge Convention. You can watch the video of Helen in action here.