Scott Douglas Young (b.1971-02-18 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) started doing outreach in astronomy at the age of 16 with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, going to schools and doing presentations. Scott attended the University of Manitoba and obtained a B.Sc. He taught introductory astronomy labs for four years for Dr. Richard Bochonko and began a planetarium career working in the University's Lockhart Planetarium under Ian Cameron. Then Scott took a job at the Manitoba Planetarium in July, 1990, as a show operator, and eventually moved up the ranks to mobile planetarium astronomer and then show producer. From 1996 to 1999, he was director of the Alice G. Wallace Planetarium in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. An active member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, he began a term as Second Vice-President in 2002.
Name proposed and citation prepared by Peter Jedicke and Robert Jedicke.
Reference: MPC 49100
|Asteroid (14698) Scottyoung captured 2005-09-22 by the Faulkes Telescope North|