Thomas J. Balonek

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Thomas J. Balonek is a professor of physics and astronomy at Colgate University.[1] He studies optical and radio emissions from galactic centers[2] and quasars. His discoveries include the minor planets 9613 and 6452 from Kitt Peak National Observatory and Foggy Bottom, respectively.[3]


  1. ^ "Thomas J. Balonek". Colgate University. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Lubowich, D. A.; Pasachoff, Jay M.; Balonek, Thomas J.; Millar, T. J.; Tremonti, Christy; Roberts, Helen; Galloway, Robert P. (29 June 2000). "Deuterium in the Galactic Centre as a result of recent infall of low-metallicity gas". Nature (NPG) 405 (6790): 1025–1027. doi:10.1038/35016506. 
  3. ^ "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (5001)-(10000)". IAU Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 12 March 2010.