Asteroid 24626, Astrowizard, was discovered on October 9, 1980 by Carolyn S. Shoemaker and Eugene M. Shoemaker at Palomar Observatory near Pauma Valley, California. It has a period of 4 years, 227 days.

It was named for American astronomy popularizer David V. Rodrigues (born 1952), aka the Astrowizard, who wears a wizard costume during his presentations to children at planetariums and schools.

David Rodrigues, the Astrowizard

Astrologically, asteroid Astrowizard seems to indicate having to do with space travel, astronomy or aviation.

Neil Armstrong has Astrowizard conjunct Pallas.

James Lovell (of Apollo 13) has Astrowizard square Neptune and sesquiquadrate Jupiter.

John Glenn has Astrowizard conjunct Pallas, sextile Saturn, square the Nodes and parallel Neptune.

Burt Rutan, who won the X Prize for the first successful wholly private-sector spacecraft, has Astrowizard sextile Vesta, square Saturn, quintile Ceres and parallel Neptune.

Dennis Tito, the world's first space tourist, has Astrowizard semisquare Juno and parallel Pallas.

Pioneering female test pilot and founder of World War II's WASPs Jacqueline Cochran had Astrowizard sextile Mercury.

Anousheh Ansari, the world's first female space tourist, who helped sponsor the X Prize and made sure everyone knew she was both a woman and a practicing Muslim when she went to the International Space Station, has Astrowizard trine Ceres and sesquiquadrate Juno.

Amelia Earhart had Astrowizard in the twelfth house, trine Juno and quincunx Saturn.

Charles Lindbergh had Astrowizard in the third house, conjunct Mercury and sextile Ceres.

The glyph for Astrowizard is mine.

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