All, I met Wally at my first ever SAC star party in 1982 which was a Messier Marathon at the first Dugas Rd. site, which had a very muddy road leading up to it which I drove on very carefully with my VW. I remember him showing people objects in his C8 and I wondered over there and he showed me PN NGC2392, The Eskimo Nebula, or Clown Nebula in Gemini. It was the first object I observed that showed bright green in color. He was very polite and described what I was seeing. A memorable experience. Rick R. SAC > Dear SAC, > I am sorry to inform you that Wally Brown--a former member of SAC and Deep > Sky Chairman in the late 70s/early 80s--passed away on 5/27/7. He > co-authored the Messier + Marathon List w/ Bob Buckner.