Asteroid 16766 Righi was discovered on October 18, 1996 by Vittorio Goretti at Pianoro Observatory in Pianoro, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Righi has a period of 4 years, 223 days. It was named for Italian experimental physicist Augusto Righi (1850-1921), whose work was important to the development of broadcasting. He continued Heinrich Hertz's research on electromagnetism and served as an inspiration to his student Guglielmo Marconi, who developed radio.

Augusto Righi

Astrologically, asteroid Righi seems to have to do with rigging (manipulating or inventing) things.

Robert Mugabe, who has rigged elections and farm confiscations in Zimbabwe, has Righi conjunct Pluto, square Venus (values) and trine Ceres.

Fidel Castro, whose whole government is a rigged travesty, has Righi semisquare Juno and sextile Uranus.

Adolf Eichmann, who set up the mechanism for the Holocaust, had Righi as the point of a yod whose other members were Vesta and Ceres; Righi was also opposite Pallas.

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, had Righi trine Pallas.

Thomas Edison had Righi sextile 1999 TD10 (empire, exuberance), square 2002 AW197 (widespread changes), and trine Stentor (loudly trumpeted).

The glyph for Righi is mine.

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