Thomas J. Balonek

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Minor planets discovered: 9 [1]
6452 Johneuller 17 April 1991 list
(9613) 1993 BN3 26 January 1993 list
(14462) 1993 GA 2 April 1993 list
(48496) 1993 BM3 26 January 1993 list
(52463) 1995 GA8 6 April 1995 list
(85323) 1995 GF8 8 April 1995 list
(100307) 1995 GJ8 8 April 1995 list
(162023) 1995 GP8 8 April 1995 list
(347162) 2011 FN12 8 April 1995 list

Thomas J. Balonek is a professor of physics and astronomy at Colgate University.[2] He studies optical and radio emissions from galactic centers and quasars, and is a multiple discoverer of minor planets.[3]

He is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 9 minor planets made at Kitt Peak and Foggy Bottom Observatory during 1991–1995, respectively.[1] His first discovery was the main-belt asteroid 6452 Johneuller in 1991.[4]

His favorite sports are hockey and lacrosse, although he plays neither of them.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Thomas J. Balonek". Colgate University. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  3. ^ Lubowich, D. A.; Pasachoff, Jay M.; Balonek, Thomas J.; Millar, T. J.; Tremonti, Christy; Roberts, Helen; Galloway, Robert P. (29 June 2000). "Deuterium in the Galactic Centre as a result of recent infall of low-metallicity gas". Nature. NPG. 405 (6790): 1025–1027. Bibcode:2000Natur.405.1025L. doi:10.1038/35016506. PMID 10890436.
  4. ^ "6452 Johneuller (1991 HA)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 7 September 2016.

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