Shane

(1961 TE )
CURRENT POSITION: 1 AQU 23
Incl: 10.21676
Eccent: 0.2067646
Period: 4.3883594597131 years
AU 2.6803288
Type: 0000

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4.10.1961 06:00 Brooklyn 24e45 59n26 observations 1

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Named in honor of C. D. Shane, the second president of AURA (1958-1962). He played a major role in the planning and construction of the first telescopes and buildings on Kitt Peak and also the Tucson headquarters building. Even more important was his initiative in arranging for AURA to take on the responsibility for the construction of a major observatory in the southern hemisphere; this led to the establishment of the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory. His long and distinguished career at the University of California spanned a period of more than 50 years; he was director of the Lick Observatory during 1945-1958 and was responsible for modernizing and expanding its facilities. Name proposed by F. K. Edmondson.

Named in honor of Charles D. Shane {1895–1983}, the second president of AURA (1958–1962). He played a major role in the planning and construction of the first telescopes and buildings on Kitt Peak and also the Tucson headquarters building. Even more important was his initiative in arranging for AURA to take on the responsibility for the construction of a major observatory in the southern hemisphere; this led to the establishment of the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory. His long and distinguished career at the University of California spanned a period of more than 50 years; he was director of the Lick Observatory during 1945-1958 and was responsible for modernizing and expanding its facilities. (M 5848)

Name proposed by F. K. Edmondson.

Obituaries published in Phys. Today, Vol. 37, No. 2, p. 80 (1984); South. Stars, Vol. 30, No. 6, p. 427–428 (1984); Q.J.R. Astron. Soc., Vol. 25, No. 4, p. 532–533...

Avastatud: 4-10-1961 Avastamiskoht: Brooklyn Avastajad: Indiana University

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