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Asteroid (12431) Webster

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Named in honour of Alan Reginald Webster (b. 1939-04-03 in Sheffield, United Kingdom) professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, in London, Canada since 1970. Webster completed his Ph.D. in 1963 at Sheffield University under Tom Kaiser. Webster's interest in astronomy was sparked by reading the works of Fred Hoyle. Webster was a professor at the University of East Africa in Nairobi, Kenya from 1964 to 1967, and then at the University of West Indies, from 1967 to 1970. Webster's research interests include meteor astronomy, meteor burst communications and microwave propagation and he served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. Webster is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Name proposed and citation prepared by Peter Jedicke and Robert Jedicke

Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid 

Reference: MPC 45338

1995 YY10
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Kitt Peak