Bulletin 2018 Mar

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Open Letter to the Honourable Marc Garneau regarding the use of Green Laser Pointers

This letter was sent to the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minster Transport regarding the safe use of Green Laser Pointers.

Randy Attwood

Executive Director

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Messier Recipient

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Finest NGC recipient

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EtU recipient

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Asteroid (306128) Pipher

Judith Pipher (b. 1940) is an astrophysicist and Emeritus Professor at the University of Rochester. One of the first U.S. astronomers to observe the skies with an infrared array camera, she is known as “the mother of infrared astronomy.” She helped build and test infrared detectors for the Spitzer Space Telescope. Judith Pipher was born in Toronto. She graduated from Leaside High School in 1958 and earned a B.A. in astronomy from the University of Toronto in 1962.

Orbit Type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 108698

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Asteroid (25942) Walborn

Nolan R. Walborn (1945-2018) was a stellar spectroscopist specializing in the optical and ultraviolet morphology of hot, massive stars, such as O and B, Wolf-Rayet, and Luminous Blue Variables. His studies included star forming regions in the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds. He held a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto between Spring 1971 and September 1975, when he left to take up a position with the Cerro Tololo InterAmerican Observatory in La Serena, Chile.

Orbit Type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 108697

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Bulletin 2018 Feb

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The Sky This Month - February 2018

Lepus the Hare

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Explore the Moon recipient

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