Henry L. Giclas

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Henry Lee Giclas
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Born (1910-12-09)December 9, 1910
Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S.
Died April 2, 2007(2007-04-02) (aged 96)
Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S.
Occupation Astronomer
Asteroids discovered: 17 [1]
1886 Lowell June 21, 1949
2061 Anza October 22, 1960
2118 Flagstaff August 5, 1978
2201 Oljato December 12, 1947
2313 Aruna October 15, 1976
2347 Vinata October 7, 1936
2415 Ganesa October 28, 1978
3110 Wagman September 28, 1975
3177 Chillicothe January 8, 1934
3382 Cassidy September 7, 1948
3487 Edgeworth October 28, 1978
3695 Fiala October 21, 1973
6277 Siok [A] August 24, 1949
(7731) 1978 UV October 28, 1978
(10451) 1975 SE September 28, 1975
(15204) 1978 UG October 28, 1978
(17353) 1975 TE October 10, 1975
A co-discovered with Robert D. Schaldach

Henry Lee Giclas (December 9, 1910 – April 2, 2007) was an American astronomer and a discoverer of minor planets and comets.[2][3]

He worked at Lowell Observatory using the blink comparator, and hired Robert Burnham Jr. to work there. He also worked on a notable proper motion survey with several relatively nearby stars bearing his name such as Giclas 99-49.

Henry Giclas is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 17 numbered minor planets between 1943 and 1978,[1] including 2201 Oljato – tentatively identified as the parent body of the "Chi Orionids" meteor shower – and 2061 Anza, two near-Earth asteroids of the Apollo and Amor group, respectively.[4][5]

He also discovered 84P/Giclas in 1978, a periodic comet of the Jupiter family.[6]

Henry Giclas died of a stroke at the age of 96 in Flagstaff, Arizona.[2] The crater Giclas on Pluto, as well as the asteroid 1741 Giclas, discovered by the Indiana Asteroid Program in 1960, are named for him.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Joseph S. Tenn. "Henry L. Giclas (1910–2007)". AAS – American Astronomical Society. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1741) Giclas. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 138. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "2061 Anza (1960 UA)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "2201 Oljato (1947 XC)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 84P/Giclas". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 

External links

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