Designations: 1992 UN7, 1999 RR191, 1998 KX23, 1989 YP7
Stephen Strauss (b.1943-03-31 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,) graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.A. cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in history in 1966. Strauss has lived in Canada since 1968, with the exception of a couple years in the early 1970s which he spent in Brazil, and is now a Canadian citizen. He worked at a number of newspapers in Montréal in the 1970s, including the ill-fated Montreal Star. After it went bankrupt in 1979, Strauss joined the staff of the Globe and Mail, where he has been science writer/columnist since 1981 and has written more than 2100 articles over the years. This includes a large numbers of articles on astronomy-related topics, including at least 36 in which asteroids are referred to. Among these are several accounts of how asteroids are named and another on how a dying Canadian girl had an asteroid named after her. He also served as a contributing writer to Technology Review magazine. Strauss is a multiple winner of Canadian Science Writing Awards and was also the first recipient of the Connaught medal for medical reporting in 1995. He has published two books, The Sizesaurus, which was a Book of the Month selection, and How Big is Big, which won the IODE award for the best children's science book published in 2000 in Toronto. In 1997, Strauss won both an Asia-Pacific Fellowship to study science in Japan, and in 2001 he had a Donner Fellowship at the University of Guelph. Also, he was an honorary fellow at York University and has spoken at many universities and institutions around the country and was an advisor on a documentary on genetics called After Darwin. Also in 2001, Strauss was a member of the science advisory counsel for Health Canada and a member of an advisory group for the OECD counseling them on issues related to dangerous chemicals. Strauss is on the board of directors for CANSAT and STATS, two separate U.S. and Canadian groups who look at how the media uses numbers to make their points.
Name proposed and citation prepared by Peter Jedicke and Robert Jedicke.
Orbit type: Main Belt
Reference: MPC 54176