Asteroid (21349) Bevoke

John Beverly "Bev" Oke (1928–2004) did his PhD at Princeton University and had an outstanding career in spectroscopy and instrument design for large telescopes. Name suggested by R. and P. Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 
MPC 100606

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Asteroid (21336) Andyblanchard

Andy Blanchard (b. 1956) founded AstroCATS, an annual telescope exhibit, in 2013, and won a Service Award from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in 2016. Name suggested by Robert Jedicke and Peter Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt
MPC 100606

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Asteroid (21330) Alanwhitman

Alan Douglas Whitman (b. 1946) is a Canadian amateur astronomer and former weather service officer. He is a skillful observer and has written and lectured widely. Name suggested by R. and P. Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 
MPC 100606

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Bulletin 2016 Jun

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The Sky This Month - June 2016

Bootes The Herdsman

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Isabel Williamson Lunar Certificate - Richard Weigand

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Messier Objects Certificate - Jo VandenDool

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Subaru

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Finest NGC Certificate - Darnell Ogrodnick

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RASC Centres provide views of May 9 Transit of Mercury

Several RASC Centres are providing opportunities for the public to observe the rare transit of Mercury on Monday May 9, 2016.

Mercury will take over seven hours to move across the face of the Sun. The planet will appear as a small black dot silhouetted on the Sun''s face. 

 

Transit of Mercury – Monday May 9, 2016

Planned Public Observing Sites

Edmonton Centre

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