Stanley Yen

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Douglas Scott

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Stanley Greenspoon

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Asteroid (22426) Mikehanes

Michael Francis Hanes (b. 1959) was a pilot for Air Canada, an amateur astronomer
and telescope maker with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, London
Centre. Name suggested by R. and P. Jedicke.

Orbit Type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 103968

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Asteroid (22434) Peredery

Walter Volodymyr Peredery (b. 1938) is a retired Canadian geologist who studied the Sudbury, Ontario, area and developed the view that it is an impact basin.

Personal and professional information about Peredery can be found at
www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=6428072&pr...
and
www.canadianbushstories.ca/?p=film&vid=86408558

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Asteroid (24732) Leonardcohen

Leonard Cohen (1934–2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist. His song “Suzanne” was one of many that became a hit. He was honored with one of the Prince of Asturias awards. Name suggested by K. Leterme.

Orbit Type: Main Belt
Ref: MPC 103968

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Isabel Williamson Lunar Observing Program - Colin McKenzie

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Solar System Astroimaging Certificate - Ian Doktor

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Wide-field Astroimaging Certificate - Stuart McNair

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The Sky This Month - March 2017

Auriga

The star Capella is the most northern of the thirteen bright stars that help make up the winter sky. Referred as the alpha star of the constellation Auriga, Capella brightly shines at magnitude zero and is the sixth brightest star in the night sky. Auriga is Latin meaning “charioteer” and consists of 657 square degrees of sky ranking it 21st in size. Capella is a yellow-white sun located 43 light years away and possesses an extremely close companion which has been separated by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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