Gordon J. Garradd

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Asteroids discovered: 31
(6027) 1993 SS2 September 23, 1993
(6874) 1994 JO1 May 9, 1994
(8201) 1994 AH2 January 5, 1994
(10150) 1994 PN August 7, 1994
(10180) 1996 EE2 March 15, 1996
(10578) 1995 LH June 5, 1995
(10824) 1993 SW3 September 24, 1993
(14916) 1993 VV7 November 10, 1993
(14921) 1994 QA August 16, 1994
(23621) 1996 PA August 5, 1996
(24814) 1994 VW1 November 10, 1994
(26895) 1995 MC June 23, 1995
(30956) 1994 QP August 27, 1994
(37651) 1994 GX April 3, 1994
(55820) 1995 FW March 25, 1995
(55843) 1996 PD1 August 9, 1996
61342 Lovejoy August 3, 2000
(65757) 1994 FV March 21, 1994
(69350) 1993 YP December 17, 1993
(69357) 1994 FU March 21, 1994
(96298) 1996 RE26 September 9, 1996
(100210) 1994 LD1 June 15, 1994
(100211) 1994 PF1 August 7, 1994
(100244) 1994 QB August 16, 1994
(102530) 1999 UF4 October 30, 1999
(123302) 2000 UW112 October 19, 2000
(162037) 1996 BW3 January 26, 1996
(178680) 2000 RB9 September 2, 2000
(228215) 1996 DD2 February 26, 1996
(412983) 1996 FO3 March 24, 1996
Comet Garradd
Comet C/2009 P1 Garradd, Aug. 24, 2011 (Richard Schmidt)

Gordon J. Garradd is an Australian astronomer from Loomberah, New South Wales. He has discovered numerous asteroids and comets, including C/2009 P1,[1] and four novae in the Large Magellanic Cloud.[citation needed] Garradd has worked for a number of astronomical institutions in the USA and Australia, most recently at Siding Spring Observatory on the Siding Spring Survey, part of the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey for near-Earth objects (2002 - Oct 2011). There are 16 comets and an asteroid named after Garradd.[2] As of 15 June 2014, the International Astronomical Union lists him as the discoverer of 31 minor planets.[3]

Garradd was born in Australia and lived his early life in Sydney, Canberra, Oberon, and Tamworth. He is a photographer, mountain bike rider, and solar- and wind-power enthusiast.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ In the Sky This Month – July 2009 transientsky.wordpress.com, July 2009.
  2. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers". IAU Minor Planet Center. International Astronomical Union. 7 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 

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