Leonard L. Amburgey

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Asteroids discovered: 2
(10206) 1997PC2 August 7, 1997
(215188) 2000 NM July 2, 2000

Leonard L. Amburgey is an American amateur astronomer and public-school teacher. On July 2, 2000, he stumbled upon the near-Earth asteroid 2000 NM using a modest telescope in his backyard (called Scott Observatory, IAU number 823)[1] in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. As a result, he became the fourth winner of the James Benson Prize for Discovery Methods of Near-Earth Objects by Amateurs.[2]

In 2005, he received the Fitchburg State College (whence he graduated in 1968 and 1973) Alumni Achievement Award .[3]

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  1. ^ "Astrometric Instruments' Photo Gallery". astrometric.com. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Editors. "The Benson Prize". Sky & Telescope. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "?". Fitchburg State University. [dead link]

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