Kenneth J. Lawrence

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Minor planets discovered: 32 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Kenneth J. Lawrence (born 1964) is an American astronomer.[2]

Credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 32 numbered asteroids between 1989 and 1994, he has also co-discovered 152P/Helin-Lawrence, a periodic comet from the Jupiter family.[3] He was also a participant at in Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey.[2]

The main-belt asteroid 4969 Lawrence, discovered by Eleanor Helin in 1986, is named in his honor.[2] Naming citation was published on 14 July 1992 (M.P.C. 20522).[4]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

5621 Erb 23 September 1990 list
5653 Camarillo 21 November 1992 list[A]
(5836) 1993 MF 22 June 1993 list[A]
6456 Golombek 27 July 1992 list[A]
6561 Gruppetta 10 October 1991 list
(6727) 1991 TF4 10 October 1991 list
(7091) 1992 JA 1 May 1992 list[A]
(7341) 1991 VK 1 November 1991 list[A]
(9058) 1992 JB 1 May 1992 list[B]
(9400) 1994 TW1 9 October 1994 list[A]
9969 Braille 27 May 1992 list[A]
(11904) 1991 TR1 13 October 1991 list
(14923) 1994 TU3 7 October 1994 list
(16636) 1993 QP 23 August 1993 list[A]
(22306) 1990 SF4 23 September 1990 list
(23548) 1994 EF2 11 March 1994 list
(26850) 1992 JL 1 May 1992 list[C]
(30831) 1990 TO14 14 October 1990 list[A]
(32906) 1994 RH 2 September 1994 list[A]
(37589) 1991 NN9 9 July 1991 list[A]
(37591) 1991 TD4 10 October 1991 list
(39565) 1992 SL 24 September 1992 list[A]
(48470) 1991 TC2 10 October 1991 list
(73681) 1989 TL18 2 October 1989 list[A]
(90722) 1991 TE4 10 October 1991 list
(136620) 1994 JC 4 May 1994 list[A]
(152563) 1992 BF 30 January 1992 list[A]
(162004) 1991 VE 3 November 1991 list[A]
(207945) 1991 JW 8 May 1991 list[A]
(301846) 1993 OV1 16 July 1993 list[A]
(385186) 1994 AW1 11 January 1994 list[A]
(393350) 1992 RN1 1 September 1992 list[A]
Co-discovery made with:
A E. F. Helin
B J. Alu
C P. Rose

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (4969) Lawrence. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 428. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 152P/Helin-Lawrence". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 July 2016.