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. His favorties sports are hockey and lacrosse, although he plays neither of them.[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.