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Dr. Robert Rubin Obituary
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March 25, 2013
I was very sad to learn of Bob's passing. As a grad student I was aware of his research long before I met him, in particular his much cited 1968 paper that related the properties of nebulae to those of the stars that excite them. I later met Bob at various conferences and eventually joined a collaboration wih him to study the properties of planetary nebulae, as part of which he visited London on several occasions. Bob had many
enthusiasms, for instance I remember him frequently travelling to summer
Olympic venues around the world. Being based at Ames he was naturally heavily involved in airborne astronomy, first with the C-141 Kuiper Airborne Observatory and most recently with the B747 SOFIA observatory. The last time I saw him was at a meeting on planetary nebulae in Tenerife
in July 2011 where he presented some of the first observations obtained by SOFIA. Greatly missed.
March 21, 2013
Dear Dad. I remember the time you visited me in Baltimore and gave your grandson a stuffed animal. I also remember you were the first one to learn of my engagement when we stayed with you on the way home from Lake Tahoe. I will hold onto those memories and all of the wonderfull stories others have shared about you. Love Tobey
March 18, 2013
Dear Bob,

You were an amazing mentor for me and the other interns at Ames, and I am so grateful I got the chance to work under your wing for my last two years at high school. I have always enjoyed working with you and wish I had gotten one more chance to see you before you left.

You've left a strong legacy with generations of interns at our school, and we will always remember you. Without a doubt, I would have never gotten where I am now without your help, and I am forever in your debt.
March 17, 2013
Good bye Bob, and thanks for all that you taught me and for sheltering me at Ames when I was there in 2003.

Fondly, Orsola
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