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Daniel Bawtenheimer

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(1900-81) An active member of the Windsor Centre; received the Service Award in 1965.

DANIEL C. BAWTENHEIMER (1900-1981) received the Service Award in 1965, the first member of Windsor Centre to be recognized in this way. As a Boy Scout he had his first look through a small telescope at some of the planets and the Milky Way. His interest in astronomy stayed with him throughout his life, though he earned his living as a furniture salesman. Every June for many years, he and Mrs. Bawtenheimer were hosts at their "Poplar Lodge" home for an Observation Evening when members could enjoy viewing the heavens through his 25-cm reflector. He was the first Secretary of the Windsor Centre, and subsequently served as Vice-President, President (in 1948 and again in 1955) and Librarian. He conducted Students' Nights and frequently spoke at Centre meetings about current events.

Peter Broughton (from Looking Up)

Further Reading

  • Notes and Queries- Mr. Bawtenheimer's Observatory, JRASC (December 1952)


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Bawtenheimer, Daniel C.