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[1]
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.[2][3][4] He studied mathematics at Cambridge and received his doctorate from Oxford.[5] He is known for the meteor research that he conducts with Robert McNaught.[6][7][8][9] In 1999 and 2000, they accurately gauged when the Leonids meteor shower would peak, while underestimating the peak intensities.[10][11][12][13]

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  1. ^ "Asteroid named for star gazer". The News Letter. May 22, 2006. Retrieved October 30, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ von Radowitz, John (July 3, 2006). "Fear Miss; LARGE ASTEROID BRUSHES EARTH". The Mirror. Retrieved October 30, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Newly discovered asteroid could be Earth's companion". Hindustan Times. April 7, 2011. Retrieved October 30, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "Briefing: Asteroid 2004 XP14". The Herald (Glasgow). July 3, 2006. Retrieved October 30, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ "David Asher". Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  6. ^ Cowan, R. (December 4, 1999). "The Best Leonid Show Is Yet to Come?". Science News. Retrieved October 30, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ Friedlander Jr., Blaine P. (November 11, 2002). "Leonids: Meteor Shower Power". Washington Post. Retrieved October 30, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ "Last chance to see? The Leonid meteors". The Economist. November 10, 2001. Retrieved October 30, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  9. ^ "Asteroid heads for town centre". Birmingham Post. April 13, 2001. Retrieved October 30, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  10. ^ Chang, Kenneth (2001-11-13). "Coming Soon: Prime View of a Meteor Shower". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  11. ^ Cowan, R. (November 10, 2001). "Meteor Shower Promises Quite a Show.". Science News. Retrieved October 30, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  12. ^ Chandler, David L. (November 17, 2000). "LEONID METEOR SHOWER REACHES PEAK ANNUAL EVENT WILL BE EXCITING, BUT NOT STELLAR". The Boston Globe. Retrieved October 30, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  13. ^ Chandler, David L. (May 2, 1999). "Meteor mystery may be solved". The Boston Globe. Retrieved October 30, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 

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