Asteroid (11780) Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay, located on the shores of Lake Superior, is the most populous municipality in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. Formed in 1970 as the amalgamation of two cities, Thunder Bay is known as “the Lakehead” because it is Canada’s westernmost port on the Great Lakes and the end of Great Lakes Navigation.

Ref: MPC 103030

Orbit Type: Main Belt

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Asteroid (175152) Marthafarkas

Martha Farkas (b. 1959) is one of Canada’s most experienced amateur astronomers.
Farkas prefers traditional visual observing of solar system and deep sky objects using small telescopes. She is an active participant in Ottawa area astronomy events and an enthusiastic promoter of the Adirondack Astronomy Retreat.

Orbit type: Main Belt 

Reference: MPC 102366

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JRASC 2017 February

Inside this issue:

Comparison of the Black-Drop Effects
13th Mi’kmaw Moon
Records of ACOM and MIAC

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The Sky This Month - January 2017

The Winter Milky Way

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Transactions 1900

Transactions of the Toronto Astronomical Society for the year 1900 including eleventh annual report.

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The Sky This Month - December 2016

Long Winter Nights

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Asteroid (129980) Catherinejohnson

Catherine Johnson (b. 1967) is a planetary geophysicist and a Co-Investigator for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission and for the InSight mission to Mars. She was a Participating Scientist on the MESSENGER mission to Mercury and is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.
Orbit type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 102256

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Asteroid (129985) Jimfreemantle

Jim Freemantle (b. 1958) is the Project Manager for the OLA Science Team on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He was also the Project Manager for the Canadian MET Sensor on board the Phoenix Mars Lander. He has had a long career using remote sensing to monitor environmental change.
Orbit type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 102256

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Asteroid (129988) Camerondickinson

Cameron S. Dickinson (b. 1974) is the Technical Lead for the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter. Previously, Cameron was the Operations Lead for the Phoenix Mars Lander Meteorological Station.
Orbit type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 102257

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Asteroid (130006) Imranaslam

Imran Aslam (b. 1977) is the electronics lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission’s Laser Altimeter at MDA. Prior to this, he was the Lead for the Mars Curiosity Rover’s Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer, and Electronics Lead for the Metrology sensors on the Phoenix Mars Lander.
Orbit type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 102257

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