Brian A. Skiff

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Asteroids discovered: 58
2525 O'Steen November 2, 1981
2557 Putnam[1] September 26, 1981
2588 Flavia November 2, 1981
2864 Soderblom January 12, 1983
2881 Meiden January 12, 1983
3140 Stellafane January 9, 1983
3153 Lincoln September 28, 1984
3154 Grant September 28, 1984
3155 Lee September 28, 1984
3256 Daguerre[1] September 26, 1981
3325 TARDIS May 3, 1984
3434 Hurless November 2, 1981
3505 Byrd January 9, 1983
3617 Eicher June 2, 1984
3637 O'Meara October 23, 1984
3684 Berry January 9, 1983
3706 Sinnott September 28, 1984
3807 Pagels[1] September 26, 1981
3819 Robinson January 12, 1983
3841 Dicicco November 4, 1983
3872 Akirafujii January 12, 1983
4078 Polakis January 9, 1983
4147 Lennon January 12, 1983
4149 Harrison March 9, 1984
4150 Starr August 31, 1984
4193 Salanave[1] September 26, 1981
4201 Orosz May 3, 1984
4336 Jasniewicz August 31, 1984
4690 Strasbourg January 9, 1983
4692 SIMBAD November 4, 1983
4932 Texstapa March 9, 1984
5460 Tsenaat'a'i January 12, 1983
5945 Roachapproach September 28, 1984
6083 Janeirabloom September 25, 1984
6115 Martinduncan September 25, 1984
6173 Jimwestphal January 9, 1983
6229 Tursachan November 4, 1983
6370 Malpais March 9, 1984
6690 Messick September 25, 1981
7393 Luginbuhl September 28, 1984
7863 Turnbull November 2, 1981
8147 Colemanhawkins September 28, 1984
8994 Kashkashian November 6, 1980
10039 Keet Seel June 2, 1984
10715 Nagler September 11, 1983
11823 Christen November 2, 1981
(11831) 1984 SF3 September 28, 1984
13001 Woodney November 2, 1981
13006 Schwaar January 12, 1983
(13487) 1981 VN November 2, 1981
(15398) 1997 UZ23 October 30, 1997
(29127) 1985 FF2 March 24, 1985
(30769) 1984 ST2 September 25, 1984
(43754) 1983 AA January 9, 1983
(58621) 1997 UR23 October 27, 1997
(90947) 1997 UD24 October 30, 1997
(147952) 1984 BY3 January 26, 1984
(257528) 1997 UY22 October 25, 1997
  1. 1 with Norman G. Thomas

Brian A. Skiff is an American astronomer noted for discovering a number of comets including the periodic comets 114P/Wiseman-Skiff (with Jennifer Wiseman) and 140P/Bowell-Skiff (with Edward Bowell). He has discovered a number of asteroids including the Trojan asteroid (15398) 1997 UZ23.

Working on the LONEOS project he rediscovered the long lost asteroid 69230 Hermes in October 2003 and the Apohele asteroid 2004 JG6 in May 2004.

The asteroid 2554 Skiff was named in his honour. Skiff has worked as an Astronomer at Lowell Observatory since 1976.[1]

Skiff is also a volleyball player with the Mars Hill summer volleyball squad.

Works[edit]

  • Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep-Sky Objects By Christian B. Luginbuhl, Brian A. Skiff
  • Long-term solar brightness changes estimated from a survey of Sun-like stars G. W. Lockwood, Brian A. Skiff, Sallie L. Baliunas & Richard R. Radick

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