Babette Samelson Whipple Dies at 91

The Harvard University Gazette reports that Babette (Samelson) Whipple, former psychology research at Massachusetts General Hospital and wife of the late Harvard astronomer Fred Lawrence Whipple, died on 18 Dec 2009, after a short illness. A resident of Belmont, Massachusetts, she was 91 years of age. (Her husband died in 2004.)

A memorial service is planned for April 10. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Babette and Fred Whipple Fund for Graduate Student Travel, c/o Amanda Preston, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St., MS-45, Cambridge, MA 02138.


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