Young, James W. (1941–)
Young is currently the Astronomy Team Leader at TMO, working with the 0.6-meter Cassegrain reflector to recover, follow up, and discover asteroids for JPL's NEAT group and the Minor Planet Center of Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. He has also discovered nearly 300 main belt asteroids, and two NEOs. Asteroid 2874 was named "Jim Young" in 1985 in honor of his contributions to the physical study of asteroids; at one time, he contributed almost one half of all known asteroidal rotational rate data.
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