David J. Asher

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Asteroids discovered: 10
9084 Achristou February 3, 1995
10369 Sinden February 8, 1995
12395 Richnelson February 8, 1995
15834 McBride February 4, 1995
16693 Moseley December 26, 1994
22403 Manjitludher June 5, 1995
26891 Johnbutler February 7, 1995
37678 McClure February 3, 1995
42531 McKenna June 5, 1995
58345 Moomintroll February 7, 1995

David J. Asher (born 1966, Edinburgh) is a British astronomer, who works at the Armagh Observatory (IAU code 981) in Northern Ireland.[1]

He is known for the meteor research that he conducts with Robert McNaught. In 1999 and 2000, they accurately gauged when the Leonids meteor shower would peak, while underestimating the peak intensities.[2]

He has also acted in a Hollywood movie.[3] His chief interests include orbits and dynamics of comets and meteors.

Asher has done his doctorate from Oxford and he has also studied mathematics at Cambridge.


  1. ^ "David Asher". Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  2. ^ Chang, Kenneth (2001-11-13). "Coming Soon: Prime View of a Meteor Shower". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-31. [dead link]
  3. ^ Although this person in the personal web says it is co-star to a Hollywood film, this appears to be a joke (the picture is for ArmagHedon). The IMBD page does not show their name.

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