Five amateur astronomers specializing in the observation and early detection of Earth-crossing asteroids and comets were each awarded Shoemaker Near-Earth Object Grants from the Planetary Society.
An updated version of this article, complete with finder charts, is available here. In mid-August an asteroid will pass close enough to Earth to be easily spotted in small telescopes and binoculars. According to calculations by Gareth V. Williams, associate director of the Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the asteroid's August 18th flyby should…
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This spring, track the third-largest body in the asteroid belt as it passes by the Hyades.