ATNF marked the ending of an era yesterday with a farewell
for Robin Wark, who has provided observer support for ATNF
facilities for the last 34 years. Joining CSIRO at the Parkes
Observatory, Robin moved to the Compact Array in the early 1990s,
before relocating the Sydney in 2014 with the establishment of
the Science Operations Centre, enabling her to also take on
some ASKAP duties.
The morning tea included a number of tributes from
colleagues and observers, with Robin's calmness, competence,
and willingness to go above and beyond in her support role
being a feature of the contributions. Robin will embark on some
well-earned long service leave next week, before retiring
next year after notching up 35 years with CSIRO.