[Willard Sterling] Boyle (b. 1924 in Amherst, NS) co-invented the CCD while at Bell Laboratories in 1969. This device has revolutionized both amateur and professional astronomy. Dr. Boyle was co-awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics. This minor planet was automatically detected by a CCD during an amateur survey.
Submitted by EBriggs on Fri, 2011-11-25 12:23