Italy’s ‘lady of the stars’ Margherita Hack dies at 91

Italy’s ‘lady of the stars’ Margherita Hack dies at 91

(from theglobeandmail.com source AP Frances D’Emilio:)

“With her vanishes not only a great scientist but a free spirit, deeply intellectually honest … Hack headed the observatory in Trieste, the first woman to hold that post, from 1964 to 1987, and was a popular and frequent commentator in Italian media about discoveries in astronomy and physics. … “I have no fear of death,” Hack once said in a TV interview. “While we are here, death isn’t” with us. “When there is death, I won’t be here,” she said.”

An example, a model for younger generations, no quackeries, just plain science.

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