I thought this may be of interest. -----Original Message----- From: Kevin Schindler <kevin@xxxxxxxxxx> To: phxjeffx <phxjeffx@xxxxxxx> Sent: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 9:55 pm Subject: RE: Outrage Dear Jeff, Thank you for your email. To clarify a point that is muddled in the asteroid story, the effort to name an asteroid after Trayvon Martin is that of an individual, who in this case happens to be sole trustee of Lowell Observatory. This effort is in no way endorsed by Lowell Observatory. I have received notes like yours from other community members and am passing them on to our director. Thanks for your concerns, Kevin Kevin Schindler Outreach Manager Lowell Observatory 1400 W. Mars Hill Rd. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928) 233-3210 phone (928) 774-6297 fax From: Leslie Wells Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 11:37 AM To: Kevin Schindler Subject: FW: Outrage From: Jeff Hopkins [mailto:phxjeffx@xxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 11:31 AM To: info@xxxxxxxxxx Subject: Outrage I hope what I have heard is NOT true.Trayvon Martin I hope the following is not true. http://www.mrconservative.com/2013/09/24047-asteroid-to-be-named-after-trayvon-martin/ I have an asteroid named after me (187283) in recognition for my astronomical research. To hear Lowell Observatory wants to name one after a worthless thug that got exactly what he deserved is outrageous. If this is true, I am afraid I will lose all respect for Lowell Observatory. Jeff Hopkins Phoenix Observatory (187283) Counting Photons Phoenix, Arizona www.hposoft.com/Astro/astro.html No virus found in this message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 2013.0.3392 / Virus Database: 3222/6651 - Release Date: 09/09/13 -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.