Asteroid (79117) Brydonejack

William Brydone Jack (1817–1886) was a pioneer of Canadian astronomy. He built British North America’s first astronomical observatory in 1851. Jack practised public outreach in astronomy. He determined Canada’s first longitude readings, delivered the first engineering lecture and created the first engineering chair in Canada.

Reference: MPC 67219

Author: 
ebriggs
Name: 
Brydonejack
Number: 
79117
Designation: 
1998 QC1
Disc. Date: 
1998-08-16
Discoverer: 
Shoemaker, C.S & E.M.
Disc. Place: 
Palomar