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Asteroid (100940) Maunder

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Edward Walter Maunder (1851–1928), a British astronomer, was the driving force in the foundation of the British Astronomical Association. He is well-known for discovering a prolonged minimum in solar activity from 1645 to 1715, corresponding with lower than average European temperatures.
 
Mr. Maunder was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto on 1894-01-23. His correspondence extended as far as participation in the Labrador total solar eclipse expedition of 1905-08-30, when he and his wife Annie were invited as guests of the Canadian government.
 
Reference: MPC 83583
Name: 
Maunder
Number: 
100940
Designation: 
1998 MM47
Disc. Date: 
1998-06-28
Discoverer: 
Elst, E.W.
Disc. Place: 
ESO