Davida 511 the passionate explorer   Leave a comment

Davida is one of the 10 most massive asteroids.  Named after David Peck Todd. From wiki:

Todd designed and erected several observatories, including those at Smith College from 1886 to 1888 and at Amherst College from 1903 to 1906. He established Standard Time in Peru in 1907. He was chief astronomer at the Lick Observatory during the transit of Venus in 1882, and created the first known photographs of the transit.

He was a member of the American Astronomical Society, the Philosophical Society of Washington, and the Japan Society. He was fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society of Natural and Physical Sciences, Cherbourg, France; the Sociedad Geografica de Lima, Peru. In 1896 he was presented, by the Emperor of Japan, with the Imperial Saké Cup for services in the cause of education in Japan.

In addition, Todd was the organizer and leader of a number of important astronomical expeditions:

This gives us a picture of a pioneer, and explorer interested in the development of knowledge for all. We all have subjects that fascinate us and inspire us that we love to talk about and share and explore with others Davida represents this aspect of our personality.

Posted August 13, 2014 by neptune's Aura Astrology in asteroids

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