The Sacramento region does not need to look too far to find future astronomers. Cordova High School’s astronomy class, taught by physical science teacher Glenn Reagan, is has already discovered three new asteroids through the International Asteroid Search Campaign (IASC).
When their findings were confirmed by the Harvard University Minor Planet Center on March 1, Reagan was a little more than just surprised.
“Being able to find one new asteroid was exciting for the students. Now that we have found two more, the motivation of the students has increased dramatically. They may be the next one to place their name in history.”