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The Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO or A.L.P.O.) is an international scientific and educational organization established in March, 1947 in the United States by Walter H. Haas, and later incorporated in 1990.
Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System.
Astrometry is the branch of astronomy that involves precise measurements of the positions and movements of stars and other celestial bodies.
In ancient times, only the Sun and Moon, a few hundred stars and the most easily visible planets had names.
Brian Geoffrey Marsden (5 August 1937 – 18 November 2010) was an English astronomer and the longtime director of the Minor Planet Center (MPC) at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (director emeritus from 2006 to 2010).
The Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (CBAT) is the official international clearing house for information relating to transient astronomical events.
A comet is an icy small Solar System body that, when passing close to the Sun, warms and begins to release gases, a process called outgassing.
The full moon is the lunar phase when the Moon appears fully illuminated from Earth's perspective.
The Harvard College Observatory (HCO) is an institution managing a complex of buildings and multiple instruments used for astronomical research by the Harvard University Department of Astronomy.
The Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is a research institute which carries out a broad program of research in astronomy, astrophysics, earth and space sciences, and science education.
The International Astronomical Union Circulars (IAUCs) are notices that give information about astronomical phenomena.
The International Astronomical Union (IAU; Union astronomique internationale, UAI) is an international association of professional astronomers, at the PhD level and beyond, active in professional research and education in astronomy.
In celestial mechanics, a Kepler orbit (or Keplerian orbit) is the motion of one body relative to another, as an ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola, which forms a two-dimensional orbital plane in three-dimensional space.
A minor-planet group is a population of minor planets that share broadly similar orbits.
Matthew J. Holman (born 1967) is a Smithsonian Astrophysicist and lecturer at Harvard University.
This is a list of minor planets which have been officially named by the Minor Planet Center (MPC).
A minor planet is an astronomical object in direct orbit around the Sun (or more broadly, any star with a planetary system) that is neither a planet nor exclusively classified as a comet.
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a United States nonprofit, non-governmental organization.
A natural satellite or moon is, in the most common usage, an astronomical body that orbits a planet or minor planet (or sometimes another small Solar System body).
A near-Earth object (NEO) is any small Solar System body whose orbit can bring it into proximity with Earth.
In physics, an orbit is the gravitationally curved trajectory of an object, such as the trajectory of a planet around a star or a natural satellite around a planet.
Paul Herget (January 30, 1908 – August 27, 1981) was an American astronomer.
A potentially hazardous object (PHO) is a near-Earth object – either an asteroid or a comet – with an orbit that can make exceptionally close approaches to the Earth and large enough to cause significant regional damage in the event of impact.
In academic publishing, a scientific journal is a periodical publication intended to further the progress of science, usually by reporting new research.
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) is a research institute of the Smithsonian Institution headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where it is joined with the Harvard College Observatory (HCO) to form the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA).
Timothy Bruce Spahr (born 1970) is an American astronomer and prolific discoverer of minor planets.
The University of Cincinnati (commonly referred to as UC or Cincinnati) is a comprehensive public research university in Cincinnati, in the U.S. state of Ohio, and a part of the University System of Ohio.
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