Baltimore

1989 CC1. Discovered 1989 Feb. 11 by E. F. Helin at Palomar.

Named for the city located on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Celebrating the bicentennial of its 1797 incorporation, Baltimore is home to the Maryland Academy of Sciences, founding organization of the Maryland Science Center, also celebrating its 200th year. Baltimore is also home to the Space Telescope Science Institute and Johns Hopkins University. (M 29671)

Named by the discoverer following a suggestion by J. O'Leary.

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