William Kwong Yu Yeung

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William Kwong Yu Yeung (born 1960; also known simply as Bill Yeung; Chinese: 楊光宇) is a Hong Kong-born, Canadian amateur astronomer with telescopes based in the United States.He is a prolific discoverer of asteroids and also discovered the comet 172P/Yeung. He also discovered the object J002E3, which was first thought to be an asteroid, but is now known to be part of a Saturn V Rocket that propelled Apollo 12 into space. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Kwong Yu Yeung has received more than 77,271 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. William Kwong Yu Yeung is the 515th most popular astronomer (down from 465th in 2019), the 73rd most popular biography from Hong Kong (down from 38th in 2019) and the most popular Chinese Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, William Kwong Yu Yeung ranks 515 out of 532Before him are Peter Goldreich, Lenka Kotková, Miloš Tichý, Andrea Boattini, Petr Pravec, and Matthew J. Holman. After him are Debra Fischer, Jeff T. Alu, Rosaly Lopes, Masayuki Yanai, David J. Tholen, and Wendy Freedman.

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Among people born in 1960, William Kwong Yu Yeung ranks 554Before him are Hiroshi Matsuda, Markos Kyprianou, Jiang Yi-huah, Kevin Clash, Petar Lesov, and Silk Smitha. After him are Thomas Marshburn, Christian Engström, Javier Velásquez, Philippe Omnès, Francis Gillot, and Janusz Kurtyka.

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In Hong Kong

Among people born in Hong Kong, William Kwong Yu Yeung ranks 73 out of 80Before him are Miriam Yeung (1974), Joan Lorring (1926), Agnes Chow (1996), Joey Yung (1980), Niki Chow (1979), and Myolie Wu (1980). After him are Lai-Sang Young (1952), Wong Kam-po (1973), Lee Wai Sze (1987), Elkie Chong (1998), Stephanie Jacobsen (1980), and Rory Stewart (1973).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Hong Kong

Among astronomers born in Hong Kong, William Kwong Yu Yeung ranks 1