Asteroid (12382) Niagara Falls

Named for the thundering cataract on the Niagara River between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Father Louis Hennepin was the first European traveler to describe the cataract, in 1678. Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane, not far from the Falls, were the sites of significant battles during the War of 1812. Eponymous twin cities in the United States and Canada flank the mighty river and are known as the "Honeymoon Capital of the World." Since the beginning of the 20th century, hydroelectric power generation has been a major operation along the river. Niagara Falls, Canada, is the birthplace of the two younger Jedicke siblings.
Name proposed and citation prepared by Peter Jedicke and Robert Jedicke.

 
Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid 

Reference: MPC 44594

Author: 
Anonymous
Name: 
Niagara Falls
Number: 
12382
Designation: 
1994 SO5
Disc. Date: 
1994-09-28
Discoverer: 
Spacewatch
Disc. Place: 
Kitt Peak