Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Paula Szkody (b. 1948) is an American astronomer and a contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, known for her contributions in identification and followup work on SDSS cataclysmic variables, which resolved discrepancies between observations and population models. Nevertheless, the "Ginestra" becomes the symbol of man/flower in the middle of the cosmos/desert, a cosmos sustained by rigid mechanistic laws, indifferent to every desire and human sentiment, existing only to perpetuate the cycle of production and universal destruction. Seleucus maintained the best of relations with the great Babylonian teachers and priests, and the Chaldean astronomers are said to have predicted his becoming king.


Named in honor of Robert Farquhar, who has been active in the design of spacecraft and missions for low-cost solar system exploration. Together with his master Eurytion, this dog looked after the cattle of Geryones. Kobe has made a remarkable recovery from the great earthquake in 1995.


Ageo is a city north of Tokyo in Saitama Prefecture. He helped greatly in the construction of the observatory where this minor planet was discovered. He built or improved five telescopes, including a 0.8-meter Newtonian that is the largest optical telescope in New York state. A lover of early music, he plays the recorder and belongs to two musical groups, "L´Amoroso Cantar" (Medieval music) and "Il Martellato" (Renaissance music).


Daniel Hestroffer (b. 1965) works at the Institut de Mécanique Céleste in Paris on the determination of an inertial frame from the Hipparcos observations of minor planets. Army Map Service Far East. He composed 17 symphonies and 107 operas, including the three Italian reform operas Orfeo ed Euridice, Alceste and Paride ed Elena.


Named in honor of Richard Dower for mentoring a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. The Arcadians, who were able in war, thronged to go aboard as they had no ships or knowledge of seafaring themselves. Ugo Foscolo (1778-1827) was a leading exponent of Neoclassic and Pre-Romanticism Italian literature.

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

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