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Professor Billings died in Sylvania, Georgia on 31 July 2000. At the University of Colorado, where he had earned his PhD, he was an excellent teacher and supervised a number of doctoral candidates. He is most renowned for his very readable and influential book A Guide to the Solar Corona , published in 1966.
Earnet Hildner of NOAA has published an account of Billings in SolarNews, The Electronic Newsletter of the Solar Physics Division , AAS, Vol. 2000, No. 17, 7 September 2000.
Obituary written by: Barbara L. Welther (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)
BAAS Citation: BAAS, 2001, 33, 1565
SAO/NASA ADS Bibcode: 2001BAAS...33Q1565W