R.I.P. Peter Clegg | In the Dark


It is my sad duty to pass on the news that Professor Peter Clegg, formerly of Queen Mary University of London, passed away last Friday, 22nd March 2024.

Peter Clegg was an expert in observational and instrumental aspects of infrared astronomy. He was in the School of Physics at Queen Mary when I was in the School of Mathematical Sciences and I got to know him through the MSc in Astronomy that the two Schools delivered jointly, and latterly through the RAS Club. He was well known to colleagues in the Astronomy Instrumentation Group at Cardiff, many of whom worked for some time at Queen Mary.

I understand that Peter had been ill for some months, and that he passed away peacefully in his sleep. The funeral is to be on 12th April. Please contact me privately for details if you knew Peter and would like to attend.

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