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La Cañada Observatory, is an initiative by Juan Lacruz, the observatory started astrometric operations in the summer of 2002, it is registered as station J87 in the Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union.

The Observatory also participates in the studies on minor bodies promoted by the Group on Meteorites, Minor Bodies, and Planetary Sciences of the Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC).



Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New namings

(207341) Isabelmartin = 2005 JD22 Isabel Lacruz Martin (b. 1956) received her doctorate in Experimental Psychology at Kent State University in 2005. Her research covers the psycholinguistic aspects of translation, bilingual memory and second-language acquisition.

Discovery date : 2005 05 03
Discovery site : La Canada
Discoverer(s) : Lacruz, J.

(229777) ENIAC = 2008 MX4 ENIAC was the first general-purpose electronic computer, a Turing-complete, digital computer capable of being reprogrammed to solve a full range of computing problems.

Discovery date : 2008 06 28
Discovery site : La Canada
Discoverer(s) : Lacruz, J.

(228029) MANIAC = 2008 GN MANIAC was an early computer, based on the von Neumann architecture. Built at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, it ran successfully in Mar. 1952.

Discovery date : 2008 04 02
Discovery site : La Canada
Discoverer(s) : Lacruz, J.