Welcome to the IASC Discovery Hall of Fame!

The citizen scientists 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 citizen scientists 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.

Asteroid Name Number Citizen Scientists Team Location
2007 CJ51 Not Named 278134 L. Hunter, J. Whitehurst, & T. Haynie Meredith College USA - NC
2007 CQ54 Not Named 424064 Rose, Sebastien, & DiJoseph Cordova High School USA - CA
2007 DB85 Not Named 185484 J. Jones, M. Crevier, & D. Weiser Belmont High School USA - NH
2007 DQ63 JuliusOlsen 221698 J. Sykes, R. Pohll, & A. Lenig South Anchorage High School USA - AK
2007 DT84 Daniels 315088 J. Jones, M. Crevier, & D. Weiser Belmont High School USA - NM
2007 GA4 PawelMaksym 315166 M. Bogowicz, P. Jasinski, D. Swierczewska, & B. Dluzewska Czacki High School Poland
2007 GB4 Not Named 324757 S. Sokhansanj Mountain View College USA - TX
2007 GC32 Not Named 327989 M. Ford Holton High School USA - KS
2007 GH2 Not Named 241099 T. Niedzwiedz, K. Bedkowski, & J. Zaborowski Zespol Szkol Ogolnoksztalcacych nr 7 w Szczecinie Poland
2007 HC5 Not Named 256546 M. Ford Holton High School USA - KS
2007 HK16 Sierpc 199950 D. McNeil University of North USA - TX USA - TX
2007 KE7 Cristianmartins 456627 J. Davis, P. Miller, & H. Devore Hardin-Simmons University USA - TX
2007 KG2 Not Named 378355 J. Davis & F. Pino Hardin-Simmons University USA - TX
2007 SE15 VernEstes 281308 P. Miller & J. Davis Hardin-Simmons University USA - TX
2007 TJ1 HarryStine 293926 P. Miller & J. Davis Hardin-Simmons University USA - TX
2007 TJ238 Not Named 470379 C. Hafey Brookhaven College USA - TX
2007 TK238 Not Named 246333 Y. Li Northfield Mount Hermon High School USA - MA
2007 TP73 Not Named 341361 Y. Li Northfield Mount Hermon High School USA - MA
2007 TS70 Not Named 364630 Sato, Sugiyama, & Takayanagi Shizouka University Japan
2007 TW4 BroadRunSparta 349222 Astronomy Class Broad Run High School USA - VA
2007 TX Not Named 246248 Z. Shiflet & M. Dam Cordova High School USA - CA
2007 TX4 Not Named 345961 McClendon, Sriarm, & Brooks Meredith College USA - NC
2007 TY Not Named 212747 D. Taylor South Anchorage High School USA - AK
2007 TY4 Not Named 352214 Bedkowski, Dziedzic, Niedzwiedz, & Skowron ZSO High School Poland
2007 TZ172 Not Named 394496 Jones, Dampier, & Morin Belmont High School USA - NH
2007 VA Not Named 527477 C. Hafey Brookhaven College USA - TX
2007 VN185 Not Named 470423 McCormack, Salino, & Rupinen Thomas Jefferson High School USA - VA
2008 SD209 Zaphod 266646 Johnson & Kran IASC Astronomer USA - CA
2008 SE209 MadisonvilleHigh 269323 D. Rothrock Madisonville Junior High School USA - TX
2008 SG209 Not Named 378810 Ogg & Theiler Madisonville Junior High School USA - TX
2008 SM209 Not Named 470673 Cardenas & Bhalerao Mountain View Community College USA - TX
2008 SW151 Not Named 352704 S. Caldwell Vernon High School USA - TX
2008 SZ223 Not Named 342204 Cardenas, etal. Mountain View Community College USA - TX
2008 TA160 Not Named 346471 Mapes, Urbach, & White Thomas Jefferson High School USA - VA
2008 UK Not Named 441563 Majszak & Waczynska Zespó³ Szkól nr 10, Toruniu Poland
2008 WO96 Not Named 332666 Y. Peng Cordova High School USA - CA
2009 TD2 Not Named 407139 K. Dankov Bulgarian Academy of Science Bulgaria
2009 TW42 Not Named 349922 K. Dankov IASC Astronomer Bulgaria
2009 WY24 Not Named 369404 Foglia, Zolkiewski, Sobczuk, & Sobczuk Zespó³ Szkól nr 10 w Toruniu Poland
2010 CH1 LechMankiewicz 279377 Wisniewski, Reklin, Krzemien, Zolkiewski, & Sobczuk Zespól Szkól nr 10 w Toruniu Poland
2010 GX142 Not Named 306083 T. Vorobjov IASC Astronomer Slovakia
2010 MN2 Not Named 414766 Kopycinska, Lewandowski, Przygucki, Urbanski, Woznicki, & Urbanski Gimnazjum Miejskie im. M. Kopernika Poland
2010 PO24 Not Named 414774 Singh & Wadhwa Ryan International School, Rohini India
2011 FY88 Not Named 501132 J. Goldmann, C. Grodtke, & M. Zirkel Johann-Christian-Senckenberg-Schule Germany
2011 UF246 Not Named 487761 F.B. Brandner Otto-Schott-Gymnasium Germany
2011 WK61 Not Named 510466 V. Radeva & A. Fukita The Language School “Frederic Joilot Curie” Bulgaria
2012 FF25 Not Named 500170 A.F. Fillho, B. Figueiredo, D. Parauta, J. Martins, J. Vieira, L. Pires, S. Fernandes, & S. Lopes NUCLIO Asteroid Search Team Portugal
2012 GN5 Not Named 541983 F. Bullinger, E. Poisel, J. Koklemin, & J. Göltz Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium Germany
2012 VJ78 Ingethiering 487617 D. Winnikes & M. Tritsch Gymnasium Neckargemünd Germany
2012 VY80 Not Named 515812 K. Ornelas & T. Lee Maui Prep Academy USA - HI
2013 EC65 Not Named 486898 J. Matthew & M. Kukawa Delta State University USA - MS
2013 EG44 Not Named 491984 R. Taylor, J. Farrow, R. Farrow, & S.J. Fields Hardin-Simmons University & Cisco College USA - TX
2013 EO53 Not Named 517104 B. Chi, H. Redinger, R. Ferrufino, M. Sandoval, & S. Isoda Mt. San Antonio College USA - CA
2013 EP46 Not Named 492889 L. Miletic & G. Dietze Max-Born-Gymnasium Germany
2013 LS28 Not Named 500899 S. Chambial & G. Pati Amity International School, Pushp Vihar, New Delhi India
2014 GE45 Zhulong 472235 C.-C.Hsueh, J.-J. Ji, Y.-H. Lin, H.-C. Hsieh & A. Hoyle National Dali Senior High School/The Affiliated Se Taiwan
2014 QF309 Not Named 534007 L. Cabral, H. Mesquita, L. Costa & L. Barboa Liceu de Humanidades Nilo Peçanha – Team B Brazil
2014 WT69 TNO 505679 J. Steinbach, F. Steinbach, C. Kau, T. Knoblauch & M. Scheffe Hofenfels-Gymnasium Zweibrücken Germany
2015 BQ26 Not Named 535530 G. Dietze Max-Born-Gymnasium Backnang Germany
2015 FG100 Not Named 539248 G. Singh Asteroid Search Team India India
2015 FG345 TNO 495613 D. Rothrock, M. Ivy, R. Fullen & C. McBee Madisonville High School USA - TX
2015 FU11 Not Named 536746 D. Reyesvalles, D. Neidig, K. Costanza, J. Graham & C. Butts Deep Creek High School USA - VA