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Based on an assertion in the answer to: " When Can the Dark Side Be Sensed? ":

Is there some canon (ideally, G-canon but not required) information clearly indicating whether Obi-Wan Kenobi know that Darth Vader was on board of Death Star before they actually physically bumped into each other?

If earlier, just when did he find out?

UPDATE: To clarify, "Vader knew when he discussed it with Tarkin" is NOT evidence for or against, unless there's a canon proof that Obi-Wan must have detected Vader at the same time as Vader detected Obi-Wan

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Why the downvote? –  DVK Feb 24 '12 at 21:04
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The first time Vader felt Obi-Wan's presence was shortly after the Millenium Falcon landed. From The Star Wars: A New Hope script

VADER: Send a scanning crew on board. I want every part of this ship checked.
OFFICER: Yes, sir.
VADER: I sense something...a presence I haven't felt since...
Vader turns quickly and exits the hangar.

We could assume Obi-Wan also felt his presence at this time, but he said nothing about it. He made his plan and later, Vader sensed his intentions. Just after Luke and Han made Leia out of her Cell, Vader had this discussion with Tarkin.

Also from The Star Wars: A New Hope script

VADER: Obi-Wan is here. The Force is with him.
TARKIN: If you're right, he must not be allowed to escape.
VADER: Escape is not his plan. I must face him alone.

So, Obi-Wan must be aware of Vader's presence before that because he felt that Obi-Wan planned his duel with him. To plan this duel, Obi-Wan must be aware of the presence of his apprentice.

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"Obi-Wan must be aware of Vader's presence much before that." - can you explain why? If you look at the linked question, it's specifically postulated that Vader may have known WAY before Obi-Wan. That was precisely the point of my question. –  DVK Jan 17 '12 at 14:38
Obi-Wan couldn't plan to duel Vader if he didn't know he was there. –  Rob Jan 18 '12 at 16:57
Fair enough. +1 and accept –  DVK Oct 16 '13 at 18:52
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