·Chinese(gb) ·English ·ฉบับภาษาไทย ·Tiếng Việt
WAPWeb Accessibility RSS
Home About Liuzhou Government Liuzhou News Live in Liuzhou Travel in Liuzhou Invest in Liuzhou Interact
Current Location:  Home > Liuzhou News > China
 
Asteroid named after Chinese astrophysicist
 
Date:2019-04-23  Source:Xinhua

An asteroid has been named after leading Chinese astrophysicist Zhou Youyuan, with approval from the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the China Science Daily reported Monday.

Asteroid Zhouyouyuan, coded 120730, was discovered in 1997 by astronomers with the Beijing Schmidt CCD Asteroid Program at the Xinglong observatory in north China, according to an IAU communique.

A senior official with China's National Astronomical Observatories read the communique at a ceremony held last week in Beijing to officially announce the naming of the asteroid, the paper said.

Asteroids are the only celestial bodies that can be named by their discovers.

At the ceremony, one of the asteroid's discoverers and a scientist presented the communique, the naming certificate and orbital diagram to Zhou.

The asteroid number coincided with Zhou's birthday: July 30.

Zhou, born in 1938, is an astrophysicist and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has made outstanding contributions to research in the fields of quasars and active galaxies, nuclear and cosmology, and large-scale structures of the universe.

The scientist has also been engaged in education, with more than 50 years of teaching experience in Chinese universities. 

   Print   To Top    Close  
0

Related Articles

CAS provides 268 mln USD for B&R science projects
Highlights of China's science news
Ningxia discovers first brontothere fossils
China launches new BeiDou satellite
Chinese scientists find cheaper way to make hydrogen fuel
China invites world scientists to explore asteroid, comet together
Chinese Sciences Academy provides 268 mln dollars for BRI projects
China mulls regulating human gene, embryo-related studies in personality legi...
Beijing to support 100 AI talents each year
Chinese scientists use rice straw to desalinate seawater
   
Home  │ About Liuzhou  │ Site Map  │ Service and Privacy │ FAQ │ Download Forms   │ Contact Us
Copyright (C) 2006 The People's Government of Liuzhou Municipality,All Rights Reserved
Sponsored by Liuzhou Informational Leading Group Office (The Bureau Of The Information Industry Of Liuzhou)
Prepared by Liuzhou Network Management Centre Address:No. 66, Sanzhong Road, Liuzhou, China
ICP Certificate No.05009280