C. Michelle Olmstead

C. Michelle Olmstead ( born May 21, 1969 in Washington, DC) is an American astronomer and Asteroidenentdeckerin.

She studied 1989-1993 Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. During her studies she discovered in the period 1977-1990 a total of 46 asteroids.

She is also Mitentdeckerin of the periodic comets 127P/Holt-Olmstead.


The asteroid ( 3287 ) Olmstead was named after her ..


  • Lutz D. Schmadel: Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. 5th ed Springer, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-540-00238-3 (English ) [ Preview from Google Book Search