Baggaley

1990 UG2. Discovered 1990 Oct. 20 by R. H. McNaught at Siding Spring.

Named in honor of W. Jack Baggaley (1938- ), radar meteor researcher at the University of Canterbury. Born and educated in Sheffield (England), where he took his Ph.D. in the mid-1960s under Tom Kaiser, he then moved to Christchurch, where he currently has the rank of professor of physics. Baggaley's research has encompassed many distinct areas of radio studies of meteors, and during the 1990s he has measured more meteoroid orbits than in all previous experiments combined. (M 29144)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by D. I. Steel, who prepared the citation.

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