Wilma A. Cherup, who was a long-time Executive Secretary of the Astronomical
League, passed-away at age 95 on Thursday, February 11, 2010 in Pittsburgh.
In 1954, Wilma Cherup, of the Amateur Astronomers' Association of Pittsburgh,
became The Astronomical League's Executive Secretary. She held this title for 23
years, becoming the backbone of the organization. Her Pittsburgh address, at 4
Klopfer Street, was considered by many members as the headquarters of The
Astronomical League. She received several awards from the League, which is a
national consortium of amateur astronomy clubs.
An experienced amateur astronomer, Wilma was a life member of the Amateur
Astronomers' Association of Pittsburgh.
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