Vale Scott Mellish.
You left us too soon. We all had so much more fun to share!
I worked with Scott, in the ‘good’ old days before computers and the internet. He was a cleaner and I had just started in security, I still remember him whistling as he polished the floors. Scott was always content in his job whatever it was and always ready to have a laugh.
We certainly had some characters to laugh about at the Museum... Showbags, Windows, Square head, The Good Fairy and Scott used to call himself Scum, the fun name of the astronomical society he belonged to gave themselves. As I said to him many times Scum always rises to the top, and he did, with many articles and PowerPoint presentations on Astronomy.
Scott was pivotal in the Control room, always there or on the Front Desk, anyone could talk to him about anything – politics, car racing, classical music, most sports and Astronomy . He was a staunch Labor voter, had a large collection of expensive model cars, (he enjoyed the precision in their construction). The classical music he played in the Control room, annoyed some people. He loved putting up the Christmas tree in the Control room each year!!
Astronomy was his life, we would talk about String Theory, wormholes, Space Shuttles, Russian versus American rocketry and the mind boggling vastness of space.
Everyone that has contacted me cannot believe he is gone.
His memory is in our hearts and a star named after him will be in space with him forever.
Until we meet again.