Asteroid (33504) Rebrouwer

Rachel Elizabeth Brouwer (b. 2002) was awarded second place in the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her earth and environmental sciences project. She attends the Bedford Academy, Bedford, NS, Canada.
Orbit type: Main Belt 
Ref: MPC 105282

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Asteroid (25226) Brasch

Klaus Brasch (b. 1940) began volunteering at Lowell Observatory in 2008 as a portable telescope operator in our evening outreach programs. He is also an astrophotographer and writer; many of his images as well as Lowell-related articles have been published in Sky & Telescope and Astronomy magazines, among others.
Orbit type: Main Belt 

MPC 105281

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Asteroid (21375) Fanshawe

Located in London, Canada, Fanshawe College was founded in 1967, and developed a particular reputation for arts, media, landscape design and hospitality studies.
Name suggested by R. and P. Jedicke.
Orbit type: Main Belt 
Ref: MPC 105281

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Asteroid (40776) Yeungkwongyu

Canadian amateur astronomer William Kwong Yu Yeung (b. 1960), is one of the world’s most prolific amateur discoverers of asteroids. He has also found comets and J002E3, believed to be the Apollo 12 S-IVB stage.

Orbit Type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 105279

 

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Candidate Statements 2017

Candidate Statements for the RASC Board of Directors are at http://www.rasc.ca/candidate-statements-2017

A short summary follows:
Each year the Term of three Directors of the Board ends, and this year Randy BoddamCharles Ennis, and Colin Haig see their three-year terms come to an end. All three Directors are eligible to stand for re-election, and both Charles Ennis and Colin Haig have elected to do so.

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JRASC June 2017

Inside this issue:

  • Milky Way Globular Clusters
  • Near-infrared Photometry of Venus
  • Precise Measurement of a Perseid Meteor
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Asteroid (11458) Rosemarypike

Rosemary E. Pike (b. 1984) is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan) who studies complex resonances in the Kuiper belt, particularly the stability of the 5:1 resonance with Neptune.

Ref: MPC 103978

Orbit Type: Main Belt

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Asteroid (22406) Garyboyle

Gary Boyle (b. 1957) is a Canadian amateur astronomer who leads club activities, runs outreach events, teaches a college course and writes a stargazing column.
Name suggested by R. and P. Jedicke.

MPC 103980

Orbit Type: Main Belt

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Asteroid (129982) Jeffseabrook

Jeff Seabrook (b. 1976) is part of the altimetry team developing the capability to generate topography and shape models from the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter.
Prior to this, he was a graduate student who developed and deployed atmospheric ozone lidars, and part of the MET team on the Phoenix Mars Mission.

Ref: MPC 103982

Orbit Type: Main Belt

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Jeremy Heyl

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