Asteroid (129973) Michaeldaly

Michael Daly (b. 1965) is a professor of planetary science at York University and is the lead scientist for the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter. Prior to this, he was the lead engineer for the development of Phoenix MET, Canada’s first instruments to operate on the surface of Mars.

Orbit type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 101211

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The Sky This Month - August 2016

Summer Time Treats part 2

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JRASC 2016 August

Inside this issue:

  • Sudbury’s “Vatican mirror”
  • When did Modern Astronomy Begin?
  • The 2016 GA Pictures
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Asteroid (229781) Arthurmcdonald

Arthur B. McDonald (b. 1943) is a Canadian physicist who received the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics for his discovery of neutrino oscillations, showing that the neutrino has mass.

Orbit type: Main Belt 
MPC 100610

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Asteroid (21367) Edwardpleva

Edward Gustav Pleva (1912–2008) was a geography educator who taught for 39 years at Western University and was editor of The Canadian Oxford School Atlas. Name suggested by R. and P. Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 
MPC 100606

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Asteroid (21362) Dickarmstrong

Richard Armstrong (1937–1991) studied radiogenic isotope geochemistry, geology of the American Cordillera, geochronology, and Earth’s geochemical evolution.
Name suggested by R. and P. Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 
MPC 100606

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Asteroid (21350) Billgardner

William David Anstruther Gardner (b. 1974) is an amateur astronomer in Ingersoll, Ontario, active in the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, London Centre. Name suggested by R. and P. Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 
MPC 100606

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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 Robert Jedicke. and Peter Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt 
MPC 100606

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