Tom Stafford (astronomer)

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Asteroids discovered: 40
12061 Alena March 21, 1998
12533 Edmond June 2, 1998
(13324) 1998 SK2 September 18, 1998
13436 Enid November 17, 1999
13688 Oklahoma September 9, 1997
(14165) 1998 UZ October 19, 1998
(15162) 2000 GN2 April 5, 2000
15904 Halstead September 29, 1997
(16820) 1997 VA3 November 6, 1997
(18033) 1999 NR4 July 14, 1999
(19632) 1999 RP39 September 13, 1999
(22825) 1999 RO39 September 13, 1999
(23201) 2000 SJ42 September 27, 2000
(24095) 1999 VN November 2, 1999
(24107) 1999 VS19 November 12, 1999
(25357) 1999 TM October 1, 1999
(27085) 1998 UA1 October 19, 1998
(27219) 1999 EL March 9, 1999
(29822) 1999 DS2 February 19, 1999
(31246) 1998 DZ12 February 24, 1998
(33431) 1999 EK March 9, 1999
(39808) 1997 WQ25 November 25, 1997
(39842) 1998 BV25 January 29, 1998
(40171) 1998 RS September 11, 1998
(44474) 1998 WE November 16, 1998
(44478) 1998 WK6 November 23, 1998
(44886) 1999 VF1 November 4, 1999
(44903) 1999 VR19 November 12, 1999
(47030) 1998 VG32 November 12, 1998
(49297) 1998 VY4 November 11, 1998
(58584) 1997 SE11 September 29, 1997
(65889) 1998 BB4 January 23, 1998
(68009) 2000 YD4 December 21, 2000
(70426) 1999 TN October 1, 1999
(70733) 1999 VV6 November 8, 1999
(74791) 1999 SW6 September 30, 1999
(80249) 1999 WB9 November 30, 1999
(91906) 1999 VE24 November 15, 1999
(100640) 1997 VY3 November 7, 1997
(103576) 2000 CG1 February 4, 2000

Tom Stafford is an astronomer who has discovered a number of asteroids since 1997,[1] including 12061 Alena,[2] 12533 Edmond,[3] 13436 Enid,[4] 13688 Oklahoma[5] and 15904 Halstead[6] at Zeno Observatory (observatory code 727) in Edmond, Oklahoma. He is the son of Joseph W. Stafford and Alena Ruth Robbins, both now deceased, and has a sister, Susan Halstead.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (Alphabetically)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser:12061 Alena". NASA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 12533 Edmond". NASA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 13436 Enid". NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 13688 Oklahoma". NASA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 15904 Halstead". NASA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Ruth Stafford". Obituaries, Enid News, Oklahoma. February 3, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-08.