James W. Young

James W. Young retired in 2009 as the Resident Astronomer and Astronomy Team Leader at Table Mountain Observatory. He served on the Senior Staff in the Space Science Division of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 1962 to 2009. He is the co‑author or author of more than forty refereed papers on asteroid physical properties and rotational rates published between 1969 and 2009. He also co‑authored or authored more than 1,500 Minor Planet Center (MPC) and International Astronomical Union (IAU) electronic circulars (2002‑9), and discovered more than 400 asteroids (174 currently numbered), two Near‑Earth Objects (NEOs), and an extra‑galactic supernova.

James contributed a chapter to Parallels and Convergences: Mormon Thought and Engineering Vision.