We have almost traveled two orbits around the Sun without the presence of Sir Arthur Clarke. Today, 16th of December 2009 mark his 92nd birth anniversary.
After completing 90 orbits around the Sun, Sir Arthur rests in peace; perhaps now enjoying wandering in space or spending time with the dinosaurs he used to dream of. His passing was a great loss to all of us around the world. Although his personal odyssey here on Earth is over, his unparalleled vision of the future will lives on through his writing; and will inspire many generations to come.
Royal College Astronomical Society pays respect to ACC
I was able to go to the cemetery today with few students from Royal College Astronomical Society who wanted to pay respect to Sir Arthur.
The first thing you noticed is the wording on the tombstone which says, “Here rests Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, he never grew up, but he never stopped growing”. These words were written by Sir Arthur himself.
I find below image very moving, I took it last year in one of my visits to Sir Arthur’s office in Barnes Place, Colombo, Sri Lanka. I remember he used to wear this jacket sometimes, and seeing it hanging it at his room reminds how dearly we miss him.
Links to other ACC related posts I made over the years.
Sir Arthur C Clarke’s 90th birth day blog
90th birthday reflections video
Sir Arthur’s birthday celebration
Sir Arthur Clarke: Completes 90 orbits around the Sun!!!
Sir Arthur C Clarke dies at 90...
Funeral fixed for Saturday, March 22, 2008
"ACC - 9 decades"
Some pics from the funeral...
An Interview with Sir Arthur C. Clarke by Dr. Kavan Ratnatunga – 30th August 2000
IOR and AOG
List of ACC posts at Universe Cafe
ACC page at Sri Lanka Astronomical Association
Sir Arthur Clarke’s 90th birthday blog
Image credit - Shahidul Alam (ACC potrait photo), Thilina Heenatigala