Stuart Bowyer, pioneer of EUV astronomy and SETI, dies at 86

October 5, 2020

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Stuart Bowyer, an astronomer who convinced NASA to launch the first satellite to study the heavens in extreme ultraviolet wavelengths and started one of the longest running searches for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) in the world, died Sept. 23 at a hospital near his home in Orinda, California. His family said the cause was complications associated with COVID-19.

Bowyer, a professor emeritus of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, was 86.

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