Asteroid 2309, Mr. Spock, was discovered on August 16, 1971 by James B. Gibson at El Leoncito Observatory near Barreal, San Juan, Argentina. Mr. Spock has a period of 5 years, 84 days and is slightly less than 16 miles in diameter.
It was named for a ginger-colored male tabby cat kept by Gibson. He picked out him and his fiancée at a cat show in California and accompanied them around the world. Named for the ginger short-haired tabby cat who selected the discoverer and his soon-to-be wife at a cat show in California and accompanied them to Connecticut, South Africa and Argentina. Mr. Spock was named after Leonard Nimoy's Star Trek character; like the half-human, half-extraterrestrial Enterprise exec and science officer Nimoy played, Mr. Spock was said to also be "imperturbable, logical and intelligent," as well as having pointed ears. (M 10042)
Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock
Astrologically, asteroid Mr. Spock seems to have to do with devotion to logic or the scientific method, precision, alienation, emotional repression or gaucheness, not fitting in, being multiracial..
Carl Sagan (born November 9, 1934, in New York), an astronomer and science popularizer who decried what he saw as increasing irrationality in society, had Mr. Spock semisextile Damocles (experience of groupthink, perception of crisis), semisquare Vesta (dedication), quintile Jupiter (philosophy, publishing), tredecile Pallas (conceptualization) and contraparallel Chiron (lessons taught or learned).
Stephen Hawking has Mr. Spock trine Damocles (crisis, perception of crisis, experience of groupthink) and Phaethon (a phenomenon), opposite Lilith (something one has to resign oneself to) and contraparallel Juno (public persona).
Ayn Rand, originator of the highly rationalistic philosophy Objectivism, had Mr. Spock semisquare Venus (values) square the Sun (to shine, to lead) and tredecile Pluto (mass movements, transformation).
Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947 in Boston), a veterinary science professor with high-level autism whose disorder, which includes thinking more in images than in words, has led her to develop improved procedures for handling farm animals, has Mr. Spock conjunct Saturn and Pluto (mental disorders), sextile Ixion (inventive) and trine Dioretsa (off-course, out of whack).
Quentin Crisp, who lived a flamboyantly gay sort of lifestyle that set him apart all his life, has Mr. Spock conjunct Chaos (activism), semisquare the South Node (separations, past influences), and sesquiquadrate the North Node (connections).
Chinese-American writer Amy Tan (born February 19, 1952 in Oakland) has Mr. Spock conjunct Nessus, semisextile Jupiter (prosperity, publishing), quintile Pallas, square Chariklo (to cause to shine) and Cruithne (heritage, culture), quincunx Saturn, opposite Mars (to assert), and contraparallel Neptune (imagination, creativity) and Ceres (to nurture).
Actor David Rappaport (born November 23, 1951 in London), a dwarf involved in political activism who eventually committed suicide, had Mr. Spock sextile Ceres and the North Node, square Pallas (politics) and Don Quixote (taking on the system), trine Vesta, Varuna (grown big), Pandora, Damocles, and South Node (past influences, the path of least resistance), sesquiquadrate Mercury (ideas, speech, thinking), biquintile Mars (the physical, to assert), and quindecile Neptune (vision).
Tiger Woods is half African-American, half-Thai and helped breathe new life into the sport of golf, which had been going out of vogue, through his talent as well as his race (he may be biracial, but people look at him, see a black guy and consider him black). He has Mr. Spock decile the North Node, sextile Cruithne, square Vesta and Dioretsa (something that sticks), tredecile the South Node (past influences), and trine Chaos (a new order).
The glyph for Mr. Spock is mine and is intended to represent both Spock of Vulcan with his pointed ears and his famous Vulcan hand salute given with the words "Live long and prosper."