Ambartsumian

1972 JZ. Discovered 1972 May 14 by T. M. Smirnova at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Viktor Amazaspovich Ambar-tsumian {1908-1996}, a world renowned scientist, the founder of the Soviet School for Astrophysics, president of the Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, served as president of the IAU in 1961-1964, Director of the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory. (M 3937)

Obituaries published in Izv. Nats. Akad. Nauk Arm., Fiz., Tom 32, No. 1, p. 54-59 (1997); J. Astrophys. Astron., Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 1-2 (1997); Ir. Astron. J., Vol. 24, No. 1, p. 4-6 (1997); Astron. Geophys., Vol. 38, Issue 2, p. 37 (1997); South. Stars, Vol. 37, No. 3, p. 94-96 (1997); Postepy Astron., Tom 45, No. 2, p. 34-35 (1997); Zvaigznota Debess, No. 155, p. 18-27 (1997); IAU Inf. Bull., No. 79, p. V-VI (1997); Astron. Rep., Vol. 41, No. 2, p. 278-279 (1997); Astrophysics, Vol. 39, No. 4, p. 307-309 (1996); Sonderdr. Almanach Osterreich. Akad. Wiss., 147. Jahrg., p. 497-504 (1996/97).

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