Month: June 2017

Santa Cruz astronomer Jerry Nelson dies

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Jerry Nelson, an astronomer who designed advanced telescopes that help scientists glimpse far reaches of the universe, died in his Santa Cruz home. He was 73. The University of California, Santa Cruz, where Nelson was a professor emeritus of astronomy and astrophysics, said he died June 10. No cause of death was …

Camden flats: Hundreds of homes evacuated over fire risk fears

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCamden residents react to tower block evacuations More than 700 flats in tower blocks on an estate in the Swiss Cottage area of north-west London have been evacuated because of fire safety concerns. Camden Council said people in four towers on the Chalcots estate were moved for “urgent …