1981 GM1 . Discovered 1981 Apr. 1 at the Harvard College Observatory at Harvard.

Named in honor of Robert Stefanik (1938- ), director of the Oak Ridge Observatory, where this minor planet was discovered. Stefanik's stellar research includes the determination of a new set of radialvelocity standards, the search for low-mass stellar companions and the determination of binary-star orbits. (M 22511)

Name proposed by members of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Planetary Sciences division.

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