New Asteroid Discovered, Named after Whipple

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Summary

Richard McCrosky and Jerome Shao of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center discover a new asteroid at the Agassiz Observatory. The body, which was first observed in 1932, is subsequently named after former SAO director, Fred Lawrence Whipple. It was entered into the catalog of asteriods with the number "1940" and the name "Whipple."

Subject

  • McCrosky, Richard
  • Shao, Jerome
  • Whipple, Fred Lawrence 1906-
  • Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Torch, 6/1975, p. 7

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

February, 1975

Topic

Meteorology

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