Saturday, 22 October 2005

(32532) Thereus, tame of wild groups

(32532) Thereus is a centaur discovered in June of 1995 and rediscovered in July of 1999 and finally in August of 2001. The orbit is arround Saturn, but gets a bit beyond, entering into the Uranus influence. It has a perihelion of 8.5 AU and an aphelion of 12.7 AU. There are prediscovery images back to July and June of 2001, August, July and June of 2000 and June of 1998. It has an inclination of 20.3º.

Greek mythology 

The centaur Thereus was a hunter, who captured bears and carried them home, alive and struggling.

(32532) Thereus has a strong ability to control and dominate rebellious elements, like a film director (theatre) or a teacher in class with students uproar. This centaur reminds the movies "Training Day" (2001), "The Negotiator" (1998), or "Crimson Tide" (1995).

Philip Zimbardo has Thereus in Piscis (in opposition to Jupiter and Quaoar in Virgo) in the Crossing Point of the Age Progressions (Moon-Node Horoscope / Basis Horoscope). In 1971, as observer, h
e conducted the Stanford prison study in which 24 clinically sane individuals were randomly assigned to be "prisoners" or "guards" in a mock prison located in the basement of the psychology building at Stanford. The planned two-week study into the psychology of prison life ended after only six days due to emotional trauma being experienced by the participants.

* The glyph for Thereus was designed b
y Mark Andrew Holmes.