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Albert Phillip

March 17, 1935 – September 23, 2018

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Condolence From: Alan Hale
Condolence: I just learned about Phil's passing a couple of days ago. I am truly sorry to learn of this, and extend condolences and solidarity to Patty and all of his family.

Back while I was high school -- longer ago that I care to think about, alas -- Phil mentored me on a Science Fair project, and in a very real sense that helped propel me into the scientific career that I eventually pursued. I have always been -- and will be -- grateful to him for taking that budding high-school-age astronomer under his wing and for getting me started on that career. I am glad that he and I were able to remain in occasional contact over the years, including recently when he kindly sent me a copy of his book about the constellations.

As for that career he got me started on: the rest, as they say, is history . . .

I had already conceived of, and posted, this educational endeavor that recalls that long-ago Science Fair project (including Phil's role in it), but I have just modified it to include the mention of his passing:

Farewell to my friend and mentor, and to a fellow alumnus of the Naval Academy.

Alan Hale
Alamogordo High School, 1976
U.S. Naval Academy, 1980
Ph.D., Astronomy, NMSU, 1992
(and co-discoverer of a certain well-known comet)
Wednesday October 31, 2018
Condolence From: Don & Pat Draney
Condolence: Deepest sympathy to Patty and all the family. We have many fond memories of special times with all the family and Phil. Love & Prayers, Don & Pat Draney & Family
Tuesday October 30, 2018

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