In commemoration of the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, the International Astronomical Union, the world body of astronomers, has approved the name "Thomasandrews" for a newly discovered
(245158) Thomasandrews= 2004 TU18
Discovered 2004 Oct. 12 by Tom Glinos, David and Wendee Levy at Jarnac.
Named in honor of Thomas Andrews (1873-1912), the architect who was primarily responsible for the design of the RMS Titanic, the largest artificial moving object in the world when, on 15 April 1912, it sank in the North Atlantic Ocean after colliding with an iceberg while sailing from Southampton to New York. This asteroid is named to commemorate the sinking of this ship on its maiden voyage 100 years ago.
The asteroid was discovered on October 12, 2004 by astronomers Tom Glinos, Wendee Levy, and David Levy at the Jarnac Observatory, and the citation was prepared by David Levy (co-discoverer Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 that colliided with Jupiter in 1994).
Further details on asteroid 245158
Courtesy of David Levy
Cite this page
(2013) Asteroid Named for Titanic Designer Thomas Andrews Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #19242, accessed 17th January 2017 11:54:57 AM) URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/asteroid-named-for-titanic-designer-thomas-andrews.html
Leave a comment
Add a new story to Encyclopedia Titanica
Link to this article
Please link to this page using the following URL
Or copy the link text below
Added to Encyclopedia Titanica Friday 18th January 2013, last updated Saturday 12th September 2015.