P. Scott Smith has an Asteroid named after him! October 3, 2008Posted by jcconwell in Asteroid, Astronomy.
Tags: Asteroid, EIU
I’ve known P. Scott since I’ve my arrival at Eastern in 1985. He retired in 1988 from the physics faculty. He’s one of the major reasons EIU’s observatory is such a success. So when one of his students Dr. Robert Millis, the director of Lowell observatory discovered an asteroid and named it after him I couldn’t think of a finer tribute.
Full story at http://www.eiu.edu/~pubaff/headline/2008/0707200890.php