Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Eric C. Pearce (b. 1961) is the site manager at Socorro, New Mexico, for LINEAR. She attends the St. Columban School, Loveland, Ohio. Later renamed "Interlingua", it had a simple grammar and a lexicon based on the Latin roots of words common to the major European languages.


Armagh Observatory, founded in 1790 by Archbishop Richard Robinson, is a modern astronomical research institute with a rich heritage that includes T. R. Robinson's cup-anemometer, Dreyer's NGC Catalogue, Lindsay's Armagh-Dunsink-Harvard telescope and the work of the Estonian astronomer E. J. Opik. The organizational meeting of the Japan Spaceguard Association was held in the hall of this school on 1996 Oct. It is a tourist attraction with a pretty beach and known as the `eastern Hawaii'.


Yasuo Shiba (b. 1961) is the data manager of the Japan Meteor Society. She teaches at the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy, West Palm Beach, Florida. He died in the Lop Nur desert in Xinjiang province, People's Republic of China.


Named in memory of the great Danish religious philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), known as the "father of existentialism". As such he has built many of the local amateur observatories, spoken to thousands of children at local schools and helped many budding astronomers. In July 1995 the discoverer accompanied him on an excursion to the Tunguska explosion area. He has studied the application of Hansen's method of partial anomalies to the investigation of cometary motions, the development of the Universal Poissonian processor and the development of the programing system ERA. Founder of observatories in Santa Ana and Patacamaya, he is particularly well known for his book Einstein desde los Andes de Bolivia. His preference for Spanish music is manifested in his works "Rhapsodie espagnole" and "Bolero".


Matthew Miller (b. 1992) was a finalist in the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors, for his materials and bioengineering project. While providing strong leadership in promoting space missions, including the highly successful Giotto mission to comet Halley in 1986, he has also been a leading advocate for international cooperation in space. Gevaert glass plates have been used for many purposes in astronomy, especially for the astrometry of minor planets.

Data from The IAU Minor Planet Center, mashed up by Leonard Richardson.

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