Asteroid (306128) Pipher

Judith Pipher (b. 1940) is an astrophysicist and Emeritus Professor at the University of Rochester. One of the first U.S. astronomers to observe the skies with an infrared array camera, she is known as “the mother of infrared astronomy.” She helped build and test infrared detectors for the Spitzer Space Telescope. Judith Pipher was born in Toronto. She graduated from Leaside High School in 1958 and earned a B.A. in astronomy from the University of Toronto in 1962.

Orbit Type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 108698

Author: 
ebriggs
Name: 
Pipher
Number: 
306128
Designation: 
2010 JP109
Disc. Date: 
2010-05-12
Disc. Place: 
WISE