ASTROID NAMED FOR LONG TIME M.A.S. MEMBER
WILLIAM J. BUSLER
The International Astronomical Union
has re-designated asteroid 2001 SL73 as
Discovered 2001 Sep. 19 by R. Tucker at Goodricke-Pigott observatory.
as stated in the naming request: “William J. Busler (b. 1944) has had a long and distinguished career as a researcher and teacher in the field of biochemistry. He has also been a planetarium director and has had a life-long love for teaching fellow amateur astronomers about the universe.”
Bill has been a member of the Memphis Astronomical Society since 1957 when he turned 13, the mininum age for being a member of the M.A.S. Since then Bill has served this organization and this community in many capacities on many occassions, the most recent of which as President of the M.A.S.
Many thanks to Roy A. Tucker, prolific astroid hunter, past and honorary member of the Memphis Astronomcial Society.