An asteroid was recently named after Betty Hesser, a long time and well-known RASC Victoria Centre member.

(378204) Bettyhesser = 2006 YF49
Discovered 2006 Dec. 26 by D.D. Balam at Mauna Kea.

Betty Hinsdale Hesser (b.1938), passionately curious about, and gifted in languages, music and science, generously shares in an easily accessible manner her extensive knowledge, particularly about astronomy and reptiles, with people of all ages to address common misunderstandings and stimulate broader comprehension of nature.

MPC 86718

Asteroid named after Betty Hesser