Vittorio Goretti

Vittorio Goretti ( b. 1939 ) is an Italian amateur astronomer and discoverer of asteroids.

He taught nearly 30 years of physics and mathematics at a secondary school in Bologna.

He places an emphasis in astronomy on the observation and discovery of asteroids at his private observatory in Pianoro (IAU code 610) in the province of Bologna.

In the period from 1996 to 1999, he identified with colleagues a total of 31 asteroids.

The asteroid ( 7801 ) Goretti was named after him.


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