We are very sad to share the news that John Kolena has passed away. Dr. Kolena was an instructor at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and at Duke University. For many years, he taught astronomy and astrophysics classes in the Physics Department. After his retirement, he kept his connection to Duke, attending talks and interacting with the department community. He will be greatly missed. His obituary may be found here.
Update: The North Carolina School of Science and Math will host a remembrance event on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Please click here for more details and to register.
4/9/21 Update: Please click the below links for more about Dr. Kolena. Thank you to Charlie Stone for sharing.