Cornell

(1980 RP )
CURRENT POSITION: 18 LIB 36
Incl: 16.98045
Eccent: 0.2039539
Period: 5.5464853698159 years
AU 3.133275
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

2.9.1980 05:33 Anderson Mesa 111w32 35n5 observations 1

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Named for Cornell University, on the occasion of its hosting the "Asteroids, Comets, Meteors" conference in July 1999. Cornell was founded in Ithaca, New York, in 1865 by Ezra Cornell. An acknowledged center for discovery, academic leadership and service, it is, in a very real sense, a world treasure. The university operates the Arecibo Observatory, the premier site for radar astronomy in the world, and it continues to play a leading role in the exploration of minor planets and comets by spacecraft. Name proposed and citation written by J. Veverka.

Named for Cornell University, on the occasion of its hosting the “Asteroids, Comets, Meteors” conference in July 1999. Cornell was founded in Ithaca, New York, in 1865 by Ezra Cornell. An acknowledged center for discovery, academic leadership and service, it is, in a very real sense, a world treasure. The university operates the Arecibo {see planet  (4337)} Observatory, the premier site for radar astronomy in the world, and it continues to play a leading role in the exploration of minor planets and comets by spacecraft. (M 35491)

Name proposed and citation written by J. Veverka.

Avastatud: 2-9-1980 Avastamiskoht: Anderson Mesa Avastajad: Bowell, E.

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