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Bill Hrudey, Cayman’s renowned solar astronomer, dies at 76

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.

Cloud cover obscures solar eclipse in Cayman

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.

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