The International Astronomical Union has confirmed the naming of Asteroid (260235) Attwood in honour of RASC Life Member Randy Attwood. Among his many accomplishments Randy is a Past President of both the Toronto and Mississauga Centres, a Past President of the Society, and winner of the Society's Service Award. He is currently editor of Space Quarterly magazine and Past President of the Mississauga Centre.

A passionate fan of space exploration he has given many presentations on the Canadian and American space programs particularly Apollo and the Space Shuttle.

The citation and orbital elements for Asteroid Attwood can be found here: Appreciation to David Levy's Jarnac Observatory where this asteroid was discovered in 2004.


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Monday, July 9, 2012