Minor Planet (40463) Frankkameny
Kudos to Doc Kinne and Gary Billings for their excellent work in helping establish minor planet (40463) Frankkameny. This is an example of the AAVSO in its finest form. Doc has been working on Dr. Kameny's recognition for years and it was a pleasure to get regular updates on him as his research and efforts slowly bore fruit (including his excitement when he finally met the guy). This was bookended by the excellent discovery of Dr. Kameny's dissertation in our archives by Matt Templeton and Gary Billings' thoughtful application of his hard-earned minor planet discoveries. It's cool stuff all around! Doc wrote a recent staff blog describing the story. And now the Washington Post has an article about it. I thought it would be appropriate to create a forum thread to celebrate the announcement and give kudos to the team that helped make this happen.