Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.
Sierpc is one of the oldest towns in the Mazovie Region of Poland, established at the turn of the 11th century. Her art often featured themes from the Old West and the sweet innocence of youth. She has won international art competitions.
Yamada-Houkoku (1805-1877) was a Confucian and Japanese scholar of the late Edo period, born in Okayama prefecture. Janesick has been instrumental in the development of CCDs for astronomy and, of equal importance, in the education of astronomers in the use of these devices and of industry in establishing requirements for good scientific imagers. Yang.
Mnajdra is a prehistoric temple complex built with large limestone blocks, located on the southern coast of Malta. The symbol now adorns the New Mexico state flag and is often taken as an emblem of the state. Giacobini's comet 1900 I was rediscovered by Zinner in October 1913 and is now known as P/Giacobini-Zinner, parent of the Draconid meteors.
Wayne Keith Hocking (b. 1955) has studied atmospheric and radar physics and constructed radar systems. Citation provided by S. Herbelin and C. Gassmann-Herbelin. The author of many publications on mathematical logic, in 1998 she published (with D. Sinachopoulos) an important paper on Greek philosophy: Why Plato was against observational astronomy.
Simona Rumenova Nikolova (b. 1971), a graduate student at the University of Western Ontario, calculated comet data at the Royal Astronomical Observatory in Sofia and studied at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. He has published two books on video imaging of astronomical objects and encourages amateurs and school groups in this field. Named in honor of Burton G. Shoemaker (b. 1912), uncle of E. M. Shoemaker.
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