1992 AO. Discovered 1992 Jan. 9 by E. F. Helin at Palomar.

Named in honor of Ron Baalke, software engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who works on telemetry systems for the Deep Space Network. Since 1989 he has been performing public outreach services on the Internet on the behalf of NASA. His numerous homepages on the World Wide Web have reached millions of people around the world and have been among the most popular home pages from NASA. These pages have been instrumental in promoting the World Wide Web as a vehicle for distributing information and images. (M 29147)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by A. Beresford.

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