A stargazing observatory will probably be renamed to recollect a founding member of the Isle of Man Astronomical Society (IOMAS).
James Martin, who helped to create the society in 1989 and construct its base in 2000, died in January.
Vice Chairman Howard Parkin mentioned Mr Martin was a “beautiful bloke” whose contributions to the society have been “intensive and assorted”.
The James Martin Observatory could be a “becoming tribute”, he added.
Mr Martin held a quantity of positions on the IOMAS, he was secretary, chairman and most lately society president.
Throughout his thirty-plus years with the group, he negotiated buy of the land for the observatory in Foxdale, helped draw up plans and liaised with the native authorities and builders.
Shirley Martin, James’ spouse informed Mr Parkin mentioned she was “blown away” by the title change.
“He would have been so proud of it, it was his life,” she added.
The concept was additionally met with widespread approval by IOMAS members, who agreed it was a “becoming tribute” to a person who did “a lot for the society,” Mr Parkin mentioned.
An official ceremony on the observatory to formally change the title will probably be held later within the 12 months.