Organizations of Interest

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American Geophysical Union (AGU)

2000 Florida Avenue NW Washington, DC 20009-1277 USA

AGU is a worldwide scientific community that advances, through unselfish cooperation in research, the understanding of Earth and space for the benefit of humanity. AGU is an individual membership society open to those professionally engaged in or associated with the Earth and space sciences. Membership has increased steadily each year, doubling during the 1980s. Membership currently exceeds 41,000, of which about 20 percent are students. Membership in AGU entitles members and associates to receive Eos, AGU's weekly newspaper, and Physics Today, a magazine produced by the American Institute of Physics. In addition they are entitled to special member rates for AGU publications and meetings.

International Astronomical Union (IAU)

98bis Bd Arago FR - 75014 Paris France

The IAU was founded in 1919. Its mission is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects through international cooperation. Its individual members are professional astronomers all over the world, at the Ph.D. level or beyond and active in professional research and education in astronomy. However, the IAU maintains friendly relations with organizations that include amateur astronomers in their membership. National members are generally those with a significant level of professional astronomy. With more than 9,100 individual members and 65 national members worldwide, the IAU plays a pivotal role in promoting and coordinating worldwide cooperation in astronomy. The IAU also serves as the internationally recognized authority for assigning designations to celestial bodies and any surface features on them.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

4800 Oak Grove Drive Pasadena, CA 91109 USA

The JPL is managed by the California Institute of Technology for NASA. It manages many of NASA's space missions, including the Mars rovers and Cassini, and also conducts fundamental research in planetary and space science.

The Meteoritical Society: The International Society for Meteoritics and Planetary Science

The Meteoritical Society is a nonprofit scholarly organization founded in 1933 to promote the study of extraterrestrial materials and their history. The membership of the society boasts 950 scientists and amateur enthusiasts from more than 33 countries who are interested in a wide range of planetary science. Member's interests include meteorites, cosmic dust, asteroids and comets, natural satellites, planets, impacts, and the origins of the solar system.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

300 E Street SW Washington, DC 20002 USA

NASA, an agency of the U.S. government, manages space flight centers, research centers, and other organizations, including the National Aerospace Museum. NASA scientists and engineers conduct basic research on planetary and space topics, plan and execute space missions, oversee Earth satellites and data collection, and many other space- and flight-related projects.


Italic page numbers indicate illustrations. C indicates color insert pages. Prior to the alphabetical listing is a numerical listing of asteroids.

2 Pallas (asteroid) 10, 61, 119

3 Juno (asteroid) 10,11

6 Hebe (asteroid) 120 65 Cybele (asteroid) 78 121 Hermione (asteroid) 78-79 216 Kleopatra (asteroid) 62-63,121 243 Ida (asteroid) 76, 76-78, 77, 158 253 Mathilde (asteroid) 62,118,

158-159 279 Thule (asteroid) 64 321 Florentina (asteroid) 62 433 Eros (asteroid) 70-71, 72,

120-121,158, C-7 617 Patroclus (asteroid) 79 624 Hektor (asteroid) 79,158 944 Hidalgo (body) 81 951 Gaspra (asteroid) 76, 76-77, 158 1685 Toro (asteroid) 69 1950 DA (asteroid) 56 1992 QB (body) 82, 135, 136-137

1994 XM1 (asteroid) 54

1995 CS (asteroid) 154

1996 JA (asteroid) 54 1996 TL66 (object) 139

1996 TR66 (object) 137

1997 SZ10 (object) 137 1997 XF11 (asteroid) 56

1997 XR (asteroid) 59

1998 UP1 (asteroid) 74

1999 JM8 (asteroid) 55 1999 LD31 (object) 4

1999 LE31 (object) 4

2000 PH351 (asteroid) 74

2000 SG (asteroid) 57

2001 QR (asteroid) 65

2002 AA23292 (asteroid) 74

2002 MN (asteroid) 54, 56-57 2004 DW (object) 146 2004 FH (asteroid) 57 2060 Chiron (asteroid/comet) 3,

80-81, 140 2062 Aten (asteroid) 69 2101 Adonis (asteroid) 154 3554 Amun (asteroid) 121 3753 Cruithne (asteroid) 74 4015 Wilson-Harrington (asteroid) 3, 69 4179 Toutatis (asteroid) 71-72, C-6 5145 Pholus (body) 81,142 5261 Eureka (asteroid) 65 5335 Damocles (body) 81 6765 Fibonacci (asteroid) 15 9969 Braille (asteroid) 159 20000 Varuna (body) 141,144 25143 Itokawa (asteroid) 160 28978 Ixion (object) 82, 144-145 50000 Quaoar (body) 82-84, 145-146

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