Tuesday, November 22, 2022

noted the latest asteroid namings

I accessed the latest bulletin from the Working Group Small Bodies Nomenclature (WGSBN) from the IAU site.

Volume 2, Number 15, for November 2022.

It features a number of Royal Astronomical Society of Canada members, some of whom I know.


(10486) Teron = 1985 CS2

Associated with Chris Teron. I know him from the RASC Ottawa Centre. He's been sending me observing certificates for his local members. I sent a congratulatory note.

(10491) Chou = 1986 QS1

For Dr B Ralph Chou. My good friend from the Toronto Centre. Past president of the centre. Long time volunteer. A professor of optometry at the University of Waterloo and a world-wide authority on solar-eclipse eye safety.

(10493) Pulliah = 1986 QH2

How fitting. Associated with the late Linda Pulliah of the the RASC Sudbury Centre.

Nice to see Jeremy Hanson and David Saint-Jacques, Canadian astronauts, recognised as well.

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