Barrylasker

4180 T-2. Discovered 1973 Sept. 29 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in memory of U.S. astronomer Barry M. Lasker (1939-1999), whose long-time association with the Space Telescope Science Institute includes the writing of the proposal to establish the Institute. Under his leadership the Guide Star Catalogue and the Digitized Sky Survey were created for Space Telescope operations. By leading the construction of these momentous enterprises, he provided tools of very broad astronomical use, including the astrometry of minor planets. (M 34351)

Name proposed and citation prepared by SBNC.

Obituaries published in Space Telesc. Sci. Inst., Newsl., Vol. 16, No. 2, p. 1-4 (1999); Phys. Today, Vol. 52, No. 6, p. 78-79 (1999); Bull. Am. Astron. Soc., Vol. 31, No. 5, p. 1603-1604 (1999).

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