Stephen Synnott

American astronomer

Stephen P. Synnott is an American astronomer.[1] He is also a scientist for the Voyager program.[2] He discovered several moons of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

He discovered Metis, Puck, Larissa, Proteus,[3] and Thebe.

The minor planet 6154 Stevesynnott was named after him.[4]


  1. IAU retrieved 29th August 2010
  2. retrieved 29th August 2010
  3. retrieved 29th August 2010
  4. Dictionary of minor planet names Lutz D. Schmadel page 513 retrieved 6th Sept 2010