Asteroids (75562) Wilkening and (25760) Annaspitz
Early this year, the International Astronomical Union announced the naming of asteroids after two women with strong ties to LPL.
Asteroid 1999 YV 22 (discovered December 31, 1999, MPC 79104) has been officially designated (75562) Wilkening and asteroid 2000 BF34
(discovered December 31, 2000, MPC 82401) has been officially designated (25760) Annasptiz. Both asteroids were discovered by LPL's Catalina Sky Survey.
Anna Spitz received her Ph.D. working with Professor
William Boynton in 1991 and is currently Education and Public Outreach lead for the OSIRIS-REx mission.
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