The University of Washington mourns the loss of emeritus professor and founding chair of the Department of Astronomy George Wallerstein. Through a nearly three-quarter century career Wallerstein made an indelible mark on the department, the University, the academy, and on the many colleagues and students he interacted with. He is remembered for his sense of humor and adventure, equally comfortable scaling mountains as he was studying the skies above them.
Read the full article from the College of Arts and Sciences.
In lieu of flowers, Wallerstein’s family suggests making a contribution to the George Wallerstein Graduate Student Fund in the UW’s Department of Astronomy. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.