n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - The Union / Republic Observatory and minor planet discoveries

Volume 64, Issue 7_8
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Extracted from text ... mnassa vol 64 nos 7 & 8 120 The Union/Republic Observatory and Minor Planet discoveries Brian Fraser PO Box 1017, Henley on Klip, 1962 fraserb@intekom.co.za Introduction In a recent article on the recollections of William S Finsen, former director of the Republic Observatory (Hers 2005), Finsen is quoted as saying that there were 579 minor planets discovered at the Observatory, up to the year 1938, when the last statistics were available. This figure is also given in the book "The Astronomy of Southern Africa" (Moore & Collins 1977). In 2000, while researching the lists of minor planet discoveries made ..

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