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The late Dr. Bill Hrudey would have been proud to see Cayman’s first astronomy conference being held in his name next week.
Dr. William “Bill” Hrudey was remembered as kind, giving, gruff and inspirational at a memorial in his honor on Wednesday afternoon at the University College of the Cayman Islands, where he was director of the campus observatory.
The Cayman Islands has lost one of its greatest and most dedicated advocates for the sciences. An astronomer, builder, surgeon and visionary, Dr. Bill Hrudey, 76, died Thursday evening, following a brief, incapacitating battle with cancer.
The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands opened its latest photography exhibition on Tuesday, “Solaris: Digital Solar Imaging in the Cayman Islands,” which features some of the world’s most detailed images of the sun.
Dr. Bill Hrudey was given the Member of the British Empire award on Thursday night at the Government House for helping promote science in the territory since he moved here in 1997.
Some 40 years after receiving the Member of the British Empire honor in 1978, philanthropist Olive Miller has been named an Officer of the British Empire for her lifelong community service to the Cayman Islands.
The dawn of a new year is more meaning-laden than the simple act of turning a calendar page might suggest. It is a time, if only symbolically, for new beginnings in our community and our personal lives.
Dozens gathered at the University College of the Cayman Islands observatory Monday afternoon to celebrate an honored guest who never appeared. The day’s highly anticipated solar eclipse hid behind the clouds, as remnants of tropical wave Harvey dampened Cayman’s viewing plans.
On Monday, Aug. 21, millions of people across America will turn their eyes toward the sun to experience a potentially once-in-a-lifetime experience – a total solar eclipse. Although Cayman is not in the path of the full eclipse, a partial one will be visible from here. In Cayman, viewers will be able to see the moon block out 55 percent of the sun.