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Asteroids discovered: 50
7603 Salopia July 25, 1995
9421 Violilla December 24, 1995
9428 Angelalouise February 26, 1996
(10212) 1997 RA7 September 3, 1997
10216 Popastro September 22, 1997
(10383) 1996 SR7 September 16, 1996
(11601) 1995 SE4 September 28, 1995
11626 Church Stretton November 8, 1996
(12785) 1995 ST September 19, 1995
(12786) 1995 SU September 19, 1995
(13152) 1995 QK August 19, 1995
(13687) 1997 RB7 September 7, 1997
(16753) 1996 QS1 August 21, 1996
(16771) 1996 UQ3 October 19, 1996
(17660) 1996 VP6 November 7, 1996
(20199) 1997 DR February 28, 1997
(21281) 1996 TX14 October 13, 1996
(22431) 1996 DY2 February 28, 1996
(24828) 1995 SE1 September 20, 1995
(26972) 1997 SM3 September 21, 1997
(26981) 1997 UJ15 October 25, 1997
(27902) 1996 RA5 September 13, 1996
(27908) 1996 TX9 October 4, 1996
(28015) 1997 YG9 December 26, 1997
(31144) 1997 TM26 October 7, 1997
(32930) 1995 SC4 September 24, 1995
(37733) 1996 UD1 October 16, 1996
(39663) 1995 WM1 November 16, 1995
(39676) 1996 DQ1 February 20, 1996
(39749) 1997 BW6 January 28, 1997
(46690) 1997 AN23 January 14, 1997
(48625) 1995 QF August 16, 1995
(48632) 1995 SV29 September 29, 1995
(55825) 1995 SD4 September 27, 1995
(55839) 1996 LH1 June 13, 1996
(55846) 1996 RJ5 September 15, 1996
(58367) 1995 QL August 19, 1995
(58403) 1995 WL1 November 16, 1995
(58425) 1996 DR1 February 20, 1996
(73818) 1995 WP1 November 17, 1995
(73951) 1997 UK8 October 21, 1997
(85369) 1996 DX2 February 26, 1996
(90863) 1996 QR1 August 17, 1996
(100323) 1995 OY1 July 22, 1995
(100447) 1996 RB5 September 14, 1996
(100458) 1996 TP3 October 4, 1996
(129503) 1995 OZ1 July 24, 1995
(129542) 1996 RK5 September 15, 1996
(157813) 1995 WN1 November 16, 1995
(160526) 1996 RZ4 September 13, 1996

Stephen P. Laurie is a British amateur astronomer. He is a prolific discoverer of asteroids and comets,<ref>Astronomical Data System</ref> although his profession is that of an actuary.<ref name="Indie">Independent newspaper A small speck in the sky; but a giant find for insurance man (1997)</ref> He has also worked on searches for dwarf stars<ref>"Meeting the Cool Neighbors. IV. 2MASS 1835+32, a Newly Discovered M8.5 Dwarf within 6 Parsecs of the Sun" by I. Neill Reid, K. L. Cruz, Stephen P. Laurie, James Liebert, Conard C. Dahn, Hugh C. Harris, Harry H. Guetter, Ronald C. Stone , Blaise Canzian, Christian B. Luginbuhl5, Stephen E. Levine5, Alice K. B. Monet and David G. Monet The Astronomical Journal Volume 125 Number 1p. 354–358 doi:10.1086/344946 [1]</ref> and discovered a supernova (SN 1997bq in NGC 3147) in 1997.<ref name="Indie"/><ref>Hermes newsletter (May 1997) p 2</ref>

Laurie has named five asteroids he discovered from the Church Stretton area — 7603 Salopia (named after Shropshire,)<ref>JPL Small-Body Database Browser on 7603 Salopia</ref> 9421 Violilla, 9428 Angelalouise, 10216 Popastro and 11626 Church Stretton<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> — all discovered at observatory 966 Church Stretton and nearby location Ragdon (observatory J17). Laurie lives and works in the Church Stretton area.<ref name="Indie"/>


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