Asteroid (22378) Gaherty

Geoff Gaherty (1941-2016) was an amateur astronomer who wrote about observing and won the Chant Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in 2008. Geoff earned a B.Sc. from McGill University in mathematics and physics in 1964, an M.A. from the University of Toronto in anthropology in 1966 and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto also in anthropology in 1970. An obituary for Geoff is here. Name suggested by Robert and Peter Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt
Ref: MPC 101206

Author: 
ebriggs
Name: 
Gaherty
Number: 
22378
Designation: 
1994 AY10
Disc. Date: 
1994-01-08
Discoverer: 
Spacewatch
Disc. Place: 
Kitt Peak