Cyril V. Jackson


Cyril V. Jackson
Asteroids discovered: 72
1116 Catriona April 5, 1929
1186 Turnera August 1, 1929
1193 Africa April 24, 1931
1194 Aletta May 13, 1931
1195 Orangia May 24, 1931
1196 Sheba May 21, 1931
1197 Rhodesia June 9, 1931
1242 Zambesia April 28, 1932
1243 Pamela May 7, 1932
1244 Deira May 25, 1932
1245 Calvinia May 26, 1932
1246 Chaka July 23, 1932
1248 Jugurtha September 1, 1932
1264 Letaba April 21, 1933
1268 Libya April 29, 1930
1278 Kenya June 15, 1933
1279 Uganda June 15, 1933
1282 Utopia August 17, 1933
1318 Nerina March 24, 1934
1319 Disa March 19, 1934
1320 Impala May 13, 1934
1321 Majuba May 7, 1934
1323 Tugela May 19, 1934
1324 Knysna June 15, 1934
1325 Inanda July 14, 1934
1326 Losaka July 14, 1934
1327 Namaqua September 7, 1934
1349 Bechuana June 13, 1934
1354 Botha April 3, 1935
1355 Magoeba April 30, 1935
1356 Nyanza May 3, 1935
1357 Khama July 2, 1935
1358 Gaika July 21, 1935
1359 Prieska July 22, 1935
1360 Tarka July 22, 1935
1362 Griqua July 31, 1935
1367 Nongoma July 3, 1934
1368 Numidia April 30, 1935
1393 Sofala May 25, 1936
1394 Algoa June 12, 1936
1396 Outeniqua August 9, 1936
1397 Umtata August 9, 1936
1427 Ruvuma May 16, 1937
1428 Mombasa July 5, 1937
1429 Pemba July 2, 1937
1430 Somalia July 5, 1937
1431 Luanda July 29, 1937
1432 Ethiopia August 1, 1937
1456 Saldanha July 2, 1937
1467 Mashona July 30, 1938
1468 Zomba July 23, 1938
1474 Beira August 20, 1935
1490 Limpopo June 14, 1936
1505 Koranna April 21, 1939
1506 Xosa May 15, 1939
1595 Tanga June 19, 1930 with H. E. Wood
1634 Ndola August 19, 1935
1638 Ruanda May 3, 1935
1641 Tana July 25, 1935
1676 Kariba June 15, 1939
1712 Angola May 28, 1935
1784 Benguella June 30, 1935
1816 Liberia January 29, 1936
1817 Katanga June 20, 1939
1948 Kampala April 3, 1935
1949 Messina July 8, 1936
2066 Palala June 4, 1934
2825 Crosby September 19, 1938
2865 Laurel July 31, 1935
3768 Monroe September 5, 1937
(5452) 1937 NN July 5, 1937
(7102) 1936 NB July 12, 1936

Cyril Jackson (December 5, 1903 – February 1988) was a South African astronomer.

He was born in Ossett, Yorkshire in England, but his father emigrated to South Africa in 1911.

He worked at Union Observatory in Johannesburg from 1928 to 1947 (IAU code 078, previously known as Transvaal Observatory and later known as Republic Observatory). He served with South African forces in the second world war, and was mentioned in despatches. After the war he was director of the Yale-Columbia Southern Observatory (YCSO) station in Johannesburg (IAU code 077), which had been established by Yale University in the 1920s.[1] Columbia University subsequently collaborated in that venture and the operation became known as the Yale-Columbia Southern Observatory (YCSO, Inc. was formally created in 1962). Due to light pollution that observatory had to be shut down in 1951 and he supervised the move of its instrument, a 26-inch refracting telescope, to Mount Stromlo Observatory in Australia (IAU code 414). This Yale-Columbia telescope was given to the Australian National University in July 1963, and was destroyed in the January 18, 2003 firestorm that devastated Mount Stromlo.

Jackson worked at Mount Stromlo from 1957 to 1963. In 1963, Yale reopened its Columbia Southern Observatory at El Leoncito, Argentina (IAU code 808), and he served as its director there until 1966, when he retired.

He discovered a number of comets, including the periodic comets 47P/Ashbrook-Jackson and 58P/Jackson-Neujmin.

He also discovered a number of asteroids and minor planets in the earlier part of his career at Union Observatory.

References

  1. ^ The Yale Southern Observatory, Inc

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