BACK AGAIN! February 9, 2012Posted by jcconwell in Asteroid, Astronomers, Astronomy.
Tags: Asteroid, Eastern Illinois University
It’s been a busy two months. The end of one semester the beginning of a new semester, but I wanted to share a bit of good news for myself. I’m now official part of the solar system, While there have been some people who wished they could send me into orbit the picture,as you can see below, does not quite mean I’m there yet.
It does mean I’ve just got an asteroid named after me! It’ s a main belt asteroid between Mars and Jupiter, with a maximum magnitude of 15. My thanks to Robert Holmes, director of the ARI observatory, and an adjunct faculty member in the physics department at EIU, who discovered the asteroid and did the naming.
The official designation is 128925 Conwell or 2004 TJ70. You can see more information on this asteroid at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) site: