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Chronology of Calvin College Asteroid Discoveries

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March 21, 2011: Asteroids 2005 YO, 2008 DU4, 2009 AF17, and 2009 WD25 received the permanent designations 268488, 269147, 269374, and 269554, respectively.

February 20, 2011: Asteroids 2007 BM31 and 2007 EE171 received the permanent designations 266288 and 266397.

January 19, 2011: Asteroids 2007 DN84, 2008 GW109, and 2008 KV11 received the permanent designations 262959, 263664, and 263763.

November 28, 2010: Asteroid 2008 SG12 received the name Jackuipers. Asteroids 2006 TB8, 2006 TT9, 2007 DV7, 2008 DD17, 2008 KU11, and 2009 WT received the permanent designations 255938, 255939, 256461, 256874, 257189, and 257417.

September 26, 2010: 2009 DY14 received the permanent designation 251556.

August 26, 2010: 2006 SD57, 2006 SR77, and 2007 DU7 received the permanent designations 248787, 248791, and 248974, respectively.

July 27, 2010: Asteroids 2005 TO52, 2007 TJ17, and 2007 XK3 received the permanent designations 245539, 246262, and 246483, respectively.

June 26, 2010: Asteroids 2006 SP49, 2007 TG68, 2008 SG12, 2009 WS and 2010 CH44 received the permanent designations 242962, 243158, 243320, 243506 and 243520, respectively.

June 1, 2010: Asteroid 2009 DG48 received the permanent designation 241513. This is the 50th asteroid discovered with the Calvin College Observatory to receive a permanent designation!

April 1, 2010: The asteroids 2007 TZ16 and 2007 TH17 received the permanent designations 236895 and 236896, respectively.

March 3, 2010: The asteroids 2005 SG134, 2005 YM, and 2007 VE27 received the permanent designations 233108, 233217, and 233635, respectively.

February 18, 2010: The annual spring asteroid hunt, conducting this year jointly by students in Astronomy 110 and Physics 134, yielded 16 new discoveries.

January 30, 2010: The asteroid 2006 DF1 received the permanent number 231322.

January 3, 2010: The asteroid 2005 EN95 received the permanent number 229305.

December 4, 2009: The asteroids 2007 DC1, 2007 DK7, and 2008 TC9 received the permanent numbers 227840, 227842, and 228110, respectively.

November 3, 2009: The astereroid 2009 QY8 received the permanent number 225240.

September 4, 2009: The asteroids 2005 SM19, 2006 DE1, and 2008 KR11 received the permanent numbers 218639, 218806, and 219003, respectively.

August 9, 2009: The asteroid 2005 SF58 received the permanent number 217432.

May 9, 2009: Three more asteroids received permanent numbers: 2005 EW29 is 214195, 2006 SA57 is 214 643, and 2009 DL47 is 215053.

April 9, 2009: Three more asteroids received permanent numbers: 2006 SD20 is 212547, 2007 TY16 is 212756, and 2008 AL31 is 212925.

March 11, 2009: Four more asteroids received permanent numbers (a record number for a single month): 2006 SZ56 is 210144, 2007 TE105 is 210298, 2007 VF96 is 210383, and 2008 AM31 is 210425.

January 11, 2009: The asteroid 2005 EX317 received the permanent number 204571.

December 12, 2008: The asteroid 2005 CF61 received the permanent number 202302.

August 19, 2008: The asteroid (188847) 2006 FT9 received the name Rhipeus.

May 21, 2008: The asteroids 2007 DA1 and 2007 DB1 received the permanent numbers 187644 and 187645, respectively.

April 23, 2008: The asteroids 2005 SD134 and 2006 SS130 received the permanent numbers 184708 and 185141, respectively.

February 21, 2008: The asteroids 2005 SO19 and 2006 WF1 received the permanent numbers 177906 and 178227, respectively.

January 24, 2008: The asteroid 2005 ER305 received a permanent number: 175199.

January 15, 2008: High school students from the Prairie School in Racine, Wisconsin, discovered four asteroids using data from the Calvin-Rehoboh Observatory. (Online media article.)

October 26, 2007: The asteroid 2005 EV29 received a permanent number: 167875.

October 16, 2007: Eleven new asteroids were discovered on the night of the fall asteroid discovery lab (Astronomy 110), with an additional seven found in followup measurements.

August 28, 2007: The asteroid 2005 SK19 received the permanent number 161595.

May 2, 2007: One more asteroid received a permanent number: 2006 AY2 is now 157694.

April 4, 2007: Two more asteroids received names: Asteroid Rehoboth and Asteroid De Young, bring our total of named asteroids to four.

April 4, 2007: Three more asteroids received permanent numbers, including two discovered in the fall of 2005 by Calvin students in the Astronomy 110 and 111 classes: 2005 SN19 is now 155054, 2005 SH58 is now 155067. These classes now have three permanent numbers altogether.

March 24, 2007: The asteroid discovery lab this spring was our most successful ever, with eighteen new discoveries in one week, and twenty-three discovered altogether.

March 6, 2007: The asteroid provisionally designated 2005 SL19 received the permanent number 152233. This was discovered in the fall of 2005 by Calvin students in the Astronomy 110 and 111 classes. It is the first asteroid discovered in one of our astronomy discovery laboratories to receive its permanent number.

updated 3/21/11 by L. Molnar

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