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Asteroid (11980) Ellis

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Named in honour of Kerry Ellis (b.1965-09-21 in Sudbury, Canada), who did undergraduate studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada, and focused on communications in graduate school at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada. At the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, Ellis did a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and specialized in meteor burst communication. Ellis worked as chief engineer on the international Leonid Storm monitoring project at the Meteor Physics Lab at the University of Western Ontario from 1997 to 2002. In 2003, Ellis accepted a technical position at Ball Aerospace in Canberra, Australia.
Name proposed and citation prepared by Peter Jedicke and Robert Jedicke.

Reference: MPC 45337

Name: 
Ellis
Number: 
11980
Designation: 
1995 SP8
Disc. Date: 
1995-09-17
Discoverer: 
Spacewatch
Disc. Place: 
Kitt Peak