Gordon Carter

We are very sad to report the news that Gordon passed away in Addenbrooke’s hospital on Wednesday 25th May. Although he had been ill for several months, he seemed in good spirits and his passing came as a great shock to everyone at the Club.

Newer members may not be aware that Gordon was the person who originally came up with the idea of starting an astronomy club in Papworth and so was effectively the club’s founding member. Gordon kept a detailed chronicle and collection of photographs of the Club’s activities from the very first meeting, which was used to create many of the pages on the Club website.

In addition to being a stalwart member of the astroquiz team (Gordon pictured above holding the Smythe Shield following their 2010 victory), he performed many tasks behind the scenes for the club – managing the finances, booking rooms and making coffee on meeting nights, to name just a few. He never allowed his disability to keep him home – he joined our field trips and was a regular attendee at CAA meetings and other events at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge.

Gordon’s funeral will be held today at 11am in St Peter’s Church, Papworth Everard. Donations to the Cambridgeshire Wildlife Trust will be collected in Gordon’s memory at the funeral.

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