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Kenzo Suzuki (鈴木 憲蔵, Suzuki Kenzō, b. 1950) is a Japanese astronomer from Toyota, Aichi, Japan.[1][4] Between 1984 and 1992, he has discovered 42 minor planets mostly in collaboration with astronomers Takeshi Urata and Toshimasa Furuta.[3]

Kenzo Suzuki[1]
鈴木 憲蔵 (Suzuki Kenzō)

Occupationamateur astronomer
Known forA local guide for the Brother Earth planetarium in Nagoya City Science Museum[2]
Notable work
discoverer of minor planets
Minor planets discovered: 42 [3]
see § List of discovered minor planets


A local guide for the Brother EarthEdit

He is the discoverer of main-belt asteroid 3533 Toyota and it is named after his home town.[5] Asteroid 5526 Kenzo is named after him.[1] For the local community, Suzuki is a lecturer for astronomy and participates in programs at the Brother Earth planetarium, or the world largest planetarium[2] at Nagoya City Science Museum in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. He lets the visitors, ranging from groups of elementary school students to adults, to observe planets through telescopes and shares his experience and insight as a veteran astronomer.[6]

List of discovered minor planetsEdit



  • Saburō Ida; Kenzō Suzuki; Ikuo Takeshita (1977). 103a niyoru sankō seiun [A diffuse nebula photographed with 103a] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Seibundo shinkōsha [ja].[7]



  • Kenzō Suzuki (1972). "Sukecchi de kasei-zu ni idomu" [Sketch and draw your own Mars map]. 天文と気象 Tem'mon to Kishō (in Japanese). 地人書館 Chijinshokan Co., Ltd. pp. 16–23. ISSN 0287-7201. Discontinued, published between 1949-1983 through volume 15, no.1 to volume 49, no.6 (literary translates as "Astronomy and Meteolology".) Changed name to "Gekkan Temmon" in 1984 which was discontinued since 2007.
  • Kenzō Suzuki (1974). "Dokusha no Kansoku repōto - Omoshirokatta 1973-nen no kasei" [Reports from readers - impressive Mars in 1973]. 天文と気象 Tem'mon to Kishō (in Japanese). Vol. 40 no. 5. 地人書館 Chijinshokan Co., Ltd. pp. 28–32. ISSN 0287-7201.[8]
  • Kenzō Suzuki (January 1982). "Renzoku satsuei no shōkai" [Basic Seriography]. 天文ガイド Temmon Gaido (in Japanese). Seibundo shinkosha. ISSN 0288-1977.[9]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(5526) Kenzo". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (5526) Kenzo. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 471. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_5274. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  2. ^ a b OFFICE-SANGA (2012-11-08). "Aichiken niwa Ginesu-sekaikiroku ni nintei sareta, otona-gonomi no purarnetariumu ga aru!" [Nagoya City Science Museum has a Guinness Record planetarium adults will enjoy] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Mynavi Corporation.
  3. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Aichiken ni kanrensita showakusei" [Minor planets related to Aichi prefecture] (in Japanese). Aichi Department of Education. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-03-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(3533) Toyota". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (3533) Toyota. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 297. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_3532. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  6. ^ In the case of a local community center from Ishinochō, Toyota, they calls for 3-hours sessions with Suzuki for a group of children and adults. "Heisei 27-nendo Ishino tem'mon koza" [Ishino Astronomy course, 2015] (PDF). 石野交流館 Ishino Community Center (in Japanese). 石野町 Ishino Town Office. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  7. ^ Hyakusan ei niyoru sankō seiun (Book, 1977) []. OCLC 703838927.
  8. ^ Tenmon to kishō. (Journal, magazine, 1949) []. OCLC 956682774.
  9. ^ Tenmon gaido. (Journal, magazine) []. OCLC 852190979.

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