her. It was the longest the two had been together since Tinsley left Dallas in 1974. Eventually Tinsley was hospitalized in the Yale infirmary, only blocks away from the astronomy department, where she completed her last paper days before her death on March 23, 1981, at the age of 40.
Tinsley is commemorated by a biennial prize awarded by the American Astronomical Society for exceptionally creative or innovative research, and by a visiting professorship of astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin.
Hill Edward. My Daughter Beatrice: A Personal Memoir of Dr. Beatrice Tinsley, Astronomer. New York: American Physical Society, 1986. [This memoir contains many letters from Tinsley to her parents, an introduction by Sandra M. Faber, and a reprint of Larson and Stryker's obituary.]
Larson Richard B., and Linda Stryker. "Beatrice Muriel Hill Tinsley." [Obituary] Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 23 ( 1982): 162-165.
Overbye Dennis. Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos: The Story of the Scientific Quest for the Secret of the Universe. New York: HarperCollins, 1991. [See especially Chapter 10.]
Tinsley B. M. "Evolution of the Stars and Gas in Galaxies." Fundamentals of Cosmic Physics 5 ( 1980): 287-388.