Kenzo Suzuki (astronomer)

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Kenzo Suzuki[1]
Born 鈴木 憲蔵 (Suzuki Kenzō?)
1950
Nationality Japan
Occupation amateur astronomer
Known for A local guide for the Brother Earth planetarium in Nagoya City Science Museum[2]
Notable work discoverer of minor planets
Minor planets discovered: 42 [3]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Kenzo Suzuki (鈴木 憲蔵 Suzuki Kenzō, b. 1950?) is a Japanese astronomer from Toyota, Aichi, Japan.[1][4] Between 1984 and 1992, he has discovered 42 minor planets mostly in collaboration with astronomers Takeshi Urata and Toshimasa Furuta.[3]

A local guide for the Brother Earth[edit]

He is the discoverer of main-belt asteroid 3533 Toyota and it is named after his home town.[5] Asteroid 5526 Kenzo is named after him.[1] For the local community, Suzuki is a lecturer for astronomy and participates in programs at the Brother Earth planetarium, or the world largest planetarium[2] at Nagoya City Science Museum in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. He lets the visitors, ranging from groups of elementary school students to adults, to observe planets through telescopes and shares his experience and insight as a veteran astronomer.[6]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

3165 Mikawa 31 August 1984 list[A]
3178 Yoshitsune 21 November 1984 list[A]
3533 Toyota 30 October 1986 list[A]
3733 Yoshitomo 15 January 1985 list[A]
3828 Hoshino 22 November 1986 list[A]
(4035) 1986 WD 22 November 1986 list[A]
4037 Ikeya 2 March 1987 list[A]
4212 Sansyu-Asuke 28 September 1987 list[A]
4374 Tadamori 31 January 1987 list[A]
4445 Jimstratton 15 October 1985 list[A]
4488 Tokitada 21 October 1987 list[A]
4538 Vishyanand 10 October 1988 list
4541 Mizuno 1 January 1989 list[B]
4604 Stekarstrom 18 September 1987 list[A]
4748 Tokiwagozen 20 November 1989 list[A]
4941 Yahagi 25 October 1986 list[A]
4945 Ikenozenni 18 September 1987 list[A]
4998 Kabashima 5 November 1986 list[A]
5240 Kwasan 7 December 1990 list[A]
5482 Korankei 27 February 1990 list[A]
5507 Niijima 21 October 1987 list[A]
5592 Oshima 14 November 1990 list[A]
(5724) 1986 WE 22 November 1986 list[A]
(5843) 1986 UG 30 October 1986 list[A]
6444 Ryuzin 20 November 1989 list[A]
(6448) 1991 CW 8 February 1991 list[A]
(6967) 1991 VJ3 11 November 1991 list[A]
7237 Vickyhamilton 3 November 1988 list[B]
7298 Matudaira-gou 26 November 1992 list[A]
(7518) 1989 FG 29 March 1989 list[B]
(8351) 1989 EH1 10 March 1989 list[B]
(9547) 1985 AE 15 January 1985 list[A]
9865 Akiraohta 3 October 1991 list[A]
10725 Sukunabikona 22 November 1986 list[A]
(11478) 1985 CD 14 February 1985 list[A]
(11867) 1989 TW 4 October 1989 list[B]
(14357) 1987 UR 22 October 1987 list[A]
(16408) 1986 AB 11 January 1986 list[A]
(19138) 1989 EJ1 10 March 1989 list[B]
(23456) 1989 DB 26 February 1989 list[B]
(26830) 1990 BB 17 January 1990 list[A]
(32775) 1986 WP2 29 November 1986 list[A]
Co-discovery made with:
A T. Urata
B T. Furuta

Bibliography[edit]

Books

Journals

Magazines

  • Kenzō Suzuki (1972). "Sukecchi de kasei-zu ni idomu" [Sketch and draw your own Mars map]. 天文と気象 Tem'mon to Kishō (in Japanese). 地人書館 Chijinshokan Co., Ltd. pp. 16–23. ISSN 0287-7201.  Discontinued, published between 1949-1983 through volume 15, no.1 to volume 49, no.6 (literary translates as "Astronomy and Meteolology".) Changed name to "Gekkan Temmon" in 1984 which was discontinued since 2007.
  • Kenzō Suzuki (1974). "Dokusha no Kansoku repōto - Omoshirokatta 1973-nen no kasei" [Reports from readers - impressive Mars in 1973]. 天文と気象 Tem'mon to Kishō (in Japanese). Vol. 40 no. 5. 地人書館 Chijinshokan Co., Ltd. pp. 28–32. ISSN 0287-7201. [8]
  • Kenzō Suzuki (January 1982). "Renzoku satsuei no shōkai" [Basic Seriography]. 天文ガイド Temmon Gaido (in Japanese). Seibundo shinkosha. ISSN 0288-1977. [9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (5526) Kenzo. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 471. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b OFFICE-SANGA (2012-11-08). "Aichiken niwa Ginesu-sekaikiroku ni nintei sareta, otona-gonomi no purarnetariumu ga aru!" [Nagoya City Science Museum has a Guiness Record planetarium adults will enjoy] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Mynavi Corporation. 
  3. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Aichiken ni kanrensita showakusei" [Minor planets related to Aichi prefecture] (in Japanese). Aichi Department of Education. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  5. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (3533) Toyota. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 297. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  6. ^ In the case of a local community center from Ishinochō, Toyota, they calls for 3-hours sessions with Suzuki for a group of children and adults. "Heisei 27-nendo Ishino tem'mon koza" [Ishino Astronomy course, 2015] (PDF). 石野交流館 Ishino Community Center (in Japanese). 石野町 Ishino Town Office. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Hyakusan ei niyoru sankō seiun (Book, 1977) [WorldCat.org]". Retrieved 2017-02-05. 
  8. ^ "Tenmon to kishō. (Journal, magazine, 1949) [WorldCat.org]". Retrieved 2017-02-05. 
  9. ^ "Tenmon gaido. (Journal, magazine) [WorldCat.org]". Retrieved 2017-02-05. 

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