[meteorite-list] Named minor planets

From: Matson, Robert D. <ROBERT.D.MATSON_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 19:30:37 -0700
Message-ID: <9180F6B27399C541B10663E21C8BDE9202243184_at_0461-its-exmb09.us.saic.com>

<Blush> Sebastian H?nig surprised me with that honor in December 2003 --
quite the Christmas present! Since then, I've tried to "pay it forward" by
doing the same for other amateur astronomers, meteorite hunters, meteoriticists
and even an astronaut. As a group, the Meteorite List probably has the second-
highest number of members with minor planets named for them (Richard's MPML
would certainly be #1). --Rob

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From: meteorite-list-bounces at meteoritecentral.com [mailto:meteorite-list-bounces at meteoritecentral.com] On Behalf Of Richard Kowalski
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 7:12 PM
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Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Asteroid 2011MD Bye-bye

Citation for (73491)
The following citation is from MPC 51191:
(73491) Robmatson = 2002 PO164 Robert D. Matson (b. 1962) is a keen amateur astronomer with
special interests in planetary science. Besides being a successful
meteorite hunter, Matson is internationally recognized for his
satellite-tracking software SkyMap. He also found 15 SOHO
comets and is credited with more than 200 discoveries of minor
Richard Kowalski
Full Moon Photography
IMCA #1081
Received on Tue 28 Jun 2011 10:30:37 PM PDT

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