Thunder Bay Centre Names an Exoplanet

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THUNDER BAY CENTRE – ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA

Thunder Bay Amateur Astronomers Name a Planet

Members of the Thunder Bay Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC)  have officially named a planetary system.  They join over a dozen other astronomy groups from around the world who entered the International  Astronomical Union’s (IAU) NameExoWorld contest, and had their entry obtain the most votes on-line.

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President's Corner

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Bulletin 2015 Dec

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The Sky This Month - December 2015

A Long Awaited Comet,

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Asteroid (95824) Elger

Thomas Gwyn Empy Elger (1836–1897) was a British selenographer who was the first Director of the Lunar Section of the British Astronomical Association. His book The Moon (1895) is considered a classic lunar observing guide for the amateur astronomers of that time.

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Asteroid (31903) Euniceyou

Eunice Linh You (b. 1996) was awarded first place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her microbiology project. She attends the Marianopolis College, Westmount, Quebec, Canada.

Ref: MPC 96930
Orbit type: Main Belt

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Asteroid (31902) Raymondwang

Raymond Wang (b. 1998) was awarded best of category award and first place in the 2015 Intel ISEF for his engineering mechanics project. He also received the Gordon E. Moore Award and the Cultural and Scientific Visit to China Award. He attends the St. George’s School, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Ref: MPC 96930
Orbit type: Main Belt

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Asteroid (31901) Amitscheer

Amit Scheer (b. 1998) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his biomedical and health sciences project. He attends the Colonel By Secondary School, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Ref: MPC 96930
Orbit type: Main Belt

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Asteroid (31899) Adityamohan

Aditya Anand Mohan (b. 1997) was awarded first place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his biomedical and health sciences project. He attends the Colonel By Secondary School, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Ref: MPC 96930
Orbit type: Main Belt

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Asteroid (31897) Brooksdasilva

Candace Rose Brooks-Da Silva (b. 1999) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her engineering mechanics project. She attends the Academie Ste. Cecile International School, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Ref: MPC 96930
Orbit type: Main Belt

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