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Welcome to the IASC Discovery Hall of Fame!
The students, teachers, and schools listed below have made an asteroid discovery that was numbered and cataloged by the Minor Planet Center (Harvard). This process takes 3-5 years to complete, at which point the asteroid can be officially named. The asteroids below have either been named by the students and teachers or are in the process of being named.

Names are proposed to the International Astronomical Union (IAU). It is this international assembly that officially designates the names of asteroids and other minor planets in the Solar System.

Click on the number of the asteroid discovery. This will link you to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena) and an orbit showing the current location of that discovery.

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Asteroid
Name
Number
Students
Teacher
School
Location
2007 CJ51
Not Named
L. Hunter, J. Whitehurst, & T. Haynie
Dr. Bill Schmidt
Meredith College
USA - NC
2007 CQ54
Not Named
Rose, Sebastien, & DiJoseph
Unknown
Cordova High School
USA - CA
2007 DB85
Not Named
J. Jones, M. Crevier, & D. Weiser
Tom Morin
Belmont High School
USA -NH
2007 DQ63
JuliusOlsen
J. Sykes, R. Pohll, & A. Lenig
Dwight Taylor
South Anchorage High School
USA -AK
2007 DT84
Daniels
J. Jones, M. Crevier, & D. Weiser
Tom Morin
Belmont High School
USA - NM
2007 GA4
PawelMaksym
M. Bogowicz, P. Jasinski, D. Swierczewska, & B. Dluzewska
Barbara Dluzewska
Czacki High School
Poland
2007 GB4
Not Named
S. Sokhansanj
Shahnaz Sokhansanj
Mountain View College
USA - TX
2007 GC32
Not Named
M. Ford
Mike Ford
Holton High School
USA - KS
2007 GH2
Not Named
T. Niedzwiedz, K. Bedkowski, & J. Zaborowski
Tomek Skowron
Zespol Szkol Ogolnoksztalcacych nr 7 w Szczecinie
Poland
2007 HC5
Not Named
M. Ford
Mike Ford
Holton High School
USA - KS
2007 HK16
Sierpc
D. McNeil
Ron Di Iulio
University of North USA - TX
USA - TX
2007 KE7
Not Named
J. Davis, P. Miller, & H. Devore
Patrick Miller
Hardin-Simmons University
USA - TX
2007 KG2
Not Named
J. Davis & F. Pino
Frank Pino
Hardin-Simmons University
USA - TX
2007 SE15
VernEstes
P. Miller & J. Davis
Patrick Miller
Hardin-Simmons University
USA - TX
2007 TJ1
HarryStine
P. Miller & J. Davis
Patrick Miller
Hardin-Simmons University
USA - TX
2007 TK238
Not Named
Y. Li
Hughes Pack
Northfield Mount Hermon High School
USA - MA
2007 TP73
Not Named
Y. Li
Hughes Pack
Northfield Mount Hermon High School
USA - MA
2007 TS70
Not Named
Sato, Sugiyama, & Takayanagi
Unknown
Shizouka University
Japan
2007 TW4
BroadRunSparta
Astronomy Class
Jan Kent
Broad Run High School
Virginia
2007 TX
Not Named
Z. Shiflet & M. Dam
Glenn Reagan
Cordova High School
USA - CA
2007 TX4
Not Named
McClendon, Sriarm, & Brooks
Dr. Bill Schmidt
Meredith College
USA - NC
2007 TY
Not Named
D. Taylor
Dwight Taylor
South Anchorage High School
USA - AK
2007 TY4
Not Named
Bedkowski, Dziedzic, Niedzwiedz, & Skowron
Tomek Skowron
ZSO High School
Poland
2007 TZ172
Not Named
Jones, Dampier, & Morin
Unknown
Belmont High School
New Hampshire
2008 SD209
Zaphod
Johnson & Kran
Michael Kran
IASC Astronomer
USA - CA
2008 SE209
MadisonvilleHigh
D. Rothrock
Denise Rothrock
Madisonville Junior High School
USA - TX
2008 SG209
Not Named
Ogg & Theiler
Denise Rothrock
Madisonville Junior High School
USA - TX
2008 SW151
Not Named
S. Caldwell
Unknown
Vernon High School
USA - TX
2008 SZ223
Not Named
Cardenas, etal.
Unknown
Mountain View Community College
USA - TX
2008 TA160
Not Named
Mapes, Urbach, & White
Lee Ann Henig
Thomas Jefferson High School
Virginia
2008 UK
Not Named
Majszak & Waczynska
Unknown
Zespó³ Szkól nr 10, Toruniu
Poland
2008 WO96
Not Named
Y. Peng
Glenn Reagan
Cordova High School
USA - CA
2009 TD2
Not Named
K. Dankov
Unknown
Bulgarian Academy of Science
Bulgaria
2009 TW42
Not Named
K. Dankov
Unknown
IASC Astronomer
Bulgaria
2009 WY24
Not Named
Foglia, Zolkiewski, Sobczuk, & Sobczuk
Unknown
Zespó³ Szkól nr 10 w Toruniu
Poland
2010 CH1
LechMankiewicz
Wisniewski, Reklin, Krzemien, Zolkiewski, & Sobczuk
Bogdan Sobczuk
Zespó? Szkól nr 10 w Toruniu
Poland
2010 GX142
Not Named
T. Vorobjov
Tomas Vorobjov
IASC Astronomer
Slovakia
2010 MN2
Not Named
Kopycinska, Lewandowski, Przygucki, Urbanski, Woznicki, & Urbanski
Unknown
Gimnazjum Miejskie im. M. Kopernika
Poland
2010 PO24
Not Named
Singh & Wadhwa
SPACE India
Ryan International School, Rohini
India
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