Henry L. Giclas

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Henry Lee Giclas
Born (1910-12-09)December 9, 1910
United States Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S.
Died April 2, 2007(2007-04-02) (aged 96)
United States Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S.
Occupation Astronomer
Asteroids discovered: 17
1886 Lowell June 21, 1949
2061 Anza October 22, 1960
2118 Flagstaff August 5, 1978
2201 Oljato December 12, 1947
2313 Aruna October 15, 1976
2347 Vinata October 7, 1936
2415 Ganesa October 28, 1978
3110 Wagman September 28, 1975
3177 Chillicothe January 8, 1934
3382 Cassidy September 7, 1948
3487 Edgeworth October 28, 1978
3695 Fiala October 21, 1973
(6277) 1949 QC1 [1] August 24, 1949
(7731) 1978 UV October 28, 1978
(10451) 1975 SE September 28, 1975
(15204) 1978 UG October 28, 1978
(17353) 1975 TE October 10, 1975
  1. 1 with Robert D. Schaldach

Henry Lee Giclas (December 9, 1910 – April 2, 2007) was an American astronomer.

He worked at Lowell Observatory using the blink comparator, and hired Robert Burnham, Jr. to work there. He discovered a number of comets, including periodic comet 84P/Giclas. He also discovered a number of asteroids, including the Apollo asteroid 2201 Oljato and the Amor asteroid 2061 Anza. Some have tentatively identified Oljato as the parent body of the Chi Orionids meteor shower. The asteroid 1741 Giclas, discovered January 26, 1960 by the Indiana Asteroid Program, is named for him.

H.L. Giclas also worked on a notable proper motion survey with several relatively nearby stars bearing the Giclas name as a result e.g. Giclas 99-49.

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