Kenneth J. Lawrence

Minor planets discovered: 32 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Kenneth J. Lawrence (born 1964) is an American astronomer and a discoverer of minor planets.[2]

Cred by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 32 numbered asteroids between 1989 and 1994, he has also co-discovered 152P/Helin-Lawrence, a periodic comet from the Jupiter family.[3] He was also a participant in the Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey.[2]

The main-belt asteroid 4969 Lawrence, discovered by Eleanor Helin in 1986, is named in his honor.[2] Naming citation was published on 14 July 1992 (M.P.C. 20522).[4]

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  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 29 October 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(4969) Lawrence". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (4969) Lawrence. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 428. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_4847. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7.
  3. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 152P/Helin-Lawrence". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  4. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 July 2016.