Asteroids discovered by John Platt

As part of a class taught by Gene Shoemaker at Caltech, I was lucky to discover two asteroids: (3237) Victorplatt (named after my father) and (3259) Brownlee. I named 3237, but I was too slow in naming 3259, so Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker named it after a fellow asteroid researcher, Don Brownlee. They very generously allowed me to name an asteroid they discovered in return: (3927) Feliciaplatt (named after my mother).


To see the orbits of these asteroids, you can visit the JPL NEO orbit simulator for any of the following bodies:

         (3237) Victorplatt

         (3259) Brownlee

         (3927) Feliciaplatt

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