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Spacewatch

The Spacewatch project is an astronomical survey that specializes in the study of minor planets, including various types of asteroids and comets at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona, in the United States. It is led by astronomer Robert S. McMillan at the University of Arizona and was founded in 1980 by Tom Gehrels and McMillan. Spacewatch uses a 0.9 meter dedicated telescope. In addition, it uses the Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope and the Steward Observatory's Bok Telescope for follow-up observations of near-Earth objects; the 36 inch telescope at Kitt Peak observatory has been in use by Spacewatch since 1984, since 2000 the 72 inch Spacewatch telescope. The 36 inch telescope continued in use and was further upgraded, in particular the telescopes use electronic detectors. Callirrhoe 5145 Pholus 9965 GNU 9885 Linux 9882 Stallman 9793 Torvalds 20000 Varuna 60558 Echeclus 1998 KY26 1997 XF11 1995 TL8 1994 CC C/1992 J1 125P/Spacewatch 174567 Varda 2013 BS45 The project rediscovered 719 Albert, a long-lost asteroid.

Minor Planet Center Planetary Data System Spaceguard List of near-Earth object observation projects

Emma Maddox Funck

Emma Maddox Funck was an American suffragist and served as president of the Maryland Woman Suffrage Association. Funck was born in Baltimore on November 19, 1853, where she attended public school, graduating from Eastern High School, her sister, Etta Haynie Maddox, was the first Maryland woman to pass the state bar. Funck was involved in music in Baltimore, she sang, performing with her sister, Etta. She married a member of the Men's League for Woman Suffrage, Dr. J. William Funck, in 1892. Emma Funck led the Baltimore City Society starting in 1897 and continued until 1920, she became the president of the Maryland Women Suffrage Association in 1904 holding that position until 1920. During her tenure at MWSA, Funck worked on drafting resolutions for an amendment to the Maryland State Constitution allowing women's suffrage. In 1906, Funck brought the National Women's Suffrage Convention to Baltimore. Funck was involved in advocating for women to work in the Baltimore police force, she raised issues about women in the workplace.

In 1920, after women gained the right to vote, Funck helped to organize the Maryland Federation of Republican Women and served as the first president. Funck ran for Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas in Baltimore in 1928, becoming the "first woman to run for a city-wide office in Baltimore."Funck died in her home in Baltimore on March 21, 1940, after suffering a week-long illness. She was buried in Greenmount Cemetery

501 Squadron (Portugal)

The 501 Squadron "Bisontes" is a transport squadron of the Portuguese Air Force. Primary mission: Execute tactical air transport operations. Secondary missions: Execute search and rescue operations. Formed in September 23, 1977, with the initial designation of Transport and Maritime Patrol Squadron, its origins date back to 1952, when upon the merger of the Army's Aviation and the Naval Aviation these services' transport aircraft — Junkers Ju 52, C-54 Skymaster and C-47 Dakota — were transferred to the Portuguese Air Force. With this reorganization of the Portuguese military aviation, the two C-54 Skymaster of the former Army's Aviation, which were based at Lajes Air Base transporting passengers between Lisbon and Azores, were transferred to Portela. With the acquisition of five more C-54 in 1953, the Military Air Transports constitutes its first transport squadron based at Portela, the 81 Squadron. Two groups of the Military Air Transports were created, the first constituted by the existing C-54 Skymaster and C-47 Dakota aircraft, which continued to be based at Portela.

6, in Montijo, with the motto "Onde Necessário, Quando Necessário". The first DC-6 was delivered in March 10, 1961. With the start of the Ultramar War there was the necessity for a medium-range aircraft capable of performing transportation in the theater of operations. Six Nord Noratlas aircraft were purchased from the French UAT airline. A new squadron, 92 Squadron was formed in Luanda to operate these aircraft. Six additional aircraft were acquired for operations in Mozambique by 102 Squadron. During the war, the transport between the continental Portugal and the oversea territories was performed by 81 Squadron, using the DC-6 and C-54 aircraft based at Portela, while 82 Squadron was equipped with C-45 Expeditor, C-47, Max Holste Broussard aircraft. Numerous problems with the maintenance of the DC-6 fleet appeared along the years due to lack of planning and the age of the airplanes. In April 1968, the fleet consisted of 7 operating aircraft. Meanwhile, with the decision to give the Portuguese Air Force the responsibility for the transportation of the military personnel of all the three branches of the Armed Forces, two Boeing 707s were purchased, having performed their first mission on October 17, 1971.

The DC-6s continued flying between the continent and the Azores and Guinea Bissau and the C-54s were retired from service. From the 81 Squadron originated the 131 Squadron, now only with a few DC-6, 82 Squadron was renamed as 132 Squadron, with the acquired 707. In 1974, with the end of the war, the CASA C-212 aircraft entered service, replacing the C-47, C-45 and, in some missions, the Noratlas aircraft of 32 Squadron, based at Tancos. With the end of the war the Portuguese government decided to transfer the 707 aircraft to TAP Portugal and to create a new medium- and long-range transport squadron, to be equipped with the Lockheed C-130 Hercules to replace the Noratlas, DC-6 and the transferred 707s. In September 15, 1977, the first C-130H landed at Air Base No. 6, in Montijo, considered today as the "Squadron's Day". In 1978, the 501 Squadron's initial designation was changed to 501 Transport Squadron "Bisontes". 3 C-130H Hercules 3 C-130H-30 Hercules Lt. Colonel PILAV Manuel Alvarenga de Sousa Santos Lt. Colonel PILAV João Carlos de Aguiar e Silva Lt. Colonel PILAV José Fernandes Nico Lt. Colonel PILAV João Paiva Brandão Lt. Colonel PILAV Fernando de Sousa Rodrigues Lt. Colonel PILAV Jorge Antunes de Andrade Lt. Colonel PILAV Victor Lourenço Morato Lt. Colonel PILAV Jorge Fernandes Lessa Lt. Colonel PILAV Jorge Oliveira Lt. Colonel PILAV João Cartaxo Alves Lt. Colonel PILAV José Mendes Catarrinho Lt. Colonel PILAV António Azevedo dos Santos Lt. Colonel PILAV Paulo Peres Lt. Colonel PILAV Fernando Castro Major PILAV Jorge Gonçalves Portuguese Air Force Air Mobility Rodeo International Security Assistance Force List of Lockheed C-130 Hercules operators List of aircraft of the Portuguese Air Force 501 Squadron official website Sources"Esquadra 501".

Portuguese Air Force. Archived from the original on 30 April 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013. "Esquadra 501 - Comandantes". Callsign AFP. 30 August 2006. Archived from the original on March 14, 2008. Retrieved 20 February 2013