Kenzo Suzuki (astronomer)

Kenzo Suzuki[1]
鈴木 憲蔵 (Suzuki Kenzō)

Occupationamateur astronomer
Known forA local guide for the Brother Earth planetarium in Nagoya City Science Museum[2]
Notable work
discoverer of minor planets
Minor planets discovered: 42 [3]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Kenzo Suzuki (鈴木 憲蔵, Suzuki Kenzō, b. 1950) is a Japanese astronomer from Toyota, Aichi, Japan.[1][4] Between 1984 and 1992, he has discovered 42 minor planets mostly in collaboration with astronomers Takeshi Urata and Toshimasa Furuta.[3]

A local guide for the Brother Earth[]

He is the discoverer of main-belt asteroid 3533 Toyota and it is named after his home town.[5] Asteroid 5526 Kenzo is named after him.[1] For the local community, Suzuki is a lecturer for astronomy and participates in programs at the Brother Earth planetarium, or the world largest planetarium[2] at Nagoya City Science Museum in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. He lets the visitors, ranging from groups of elementary school students to adults, to observe planets through telescopes and shares his experience and insight as a veteran astronomer.[6]

List of discovered minor planets[]





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  1. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(5526) Kenzo". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (5526) Kenzo. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 471. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_5274. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  2. ^ a b OFFICE-SANGA (2012-11-08). "Aichiken niwa Ginesu-sekaikiroku ni nintei sareta, otona-gonomi no purarnetariumu ga aru!" [Nagoya City Science Museum has a Guinness Record planetarium adults will enjoy] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Mynavi Corporation.
  3. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Aichiken ni kanrensita showakusei" [Minor planets related to Aichi prefecture] (in Japanese). Aichi Department of Education. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
  5. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(3533) Toyota". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (3533) Toyota. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 297. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_3532. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  6. ^ In the case of a local community center from Ishinochō, Toyota, they calls for 3-hours sessions with Suzuki for a group of children and adults. "Heisei 27-nendo Ishino tem'mon koza" [Ishino Astronomy course, 2015] (PDF). 石野交流館 Ishino Community Center (in Japanese). 石野町 Ishino Town Office. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  7. ^ Hyakusan ei niyoru sankō seiun (Book, 1977) []. OCLC 703838927.
  8. ^ Tenmon to kishō. (Journal, magazine, 1949) []. OCLC 956682774.
  9. ^ Tenmon gaido. (Journal, magazine) []. OCLC 852190979.

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