James M. Roe

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James M. Roe (born 1943) is an American engineer and amateur astronomer credited with the discovery of 94 asteroids between 1998 and 2002.[1] He is the founder and executive director of the Alliance for Astronomy, a non-profit corporation formed in 2004, whose stated purpose is "to promote public awareness, appreciation and education in astronomy and related sciences."[2] From 1995 to 2003, he lived and worked in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he made most of his asteroid observations.[3]

He was named Amateur Astronomer of the Year by the Mid-States Region of the Astronomical League in 2006.[4]


  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers". IAU Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 17 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Alliance for Astronomy". Alliance for Astronomy. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jim Roe's Member Page". Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "New chairman of Partners group delivers 'call to action'". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 22 February 2011.