Bremen

1991 AL3. Discovered 1991 Jan. 15 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

Named for the important commercial seaport on the Lower Weser, seat of the shipping company Norddeutscher Lloyd and of a navigation school. In 787, Bremen became an episcopate. At the end of the Middle Ages, it was one of the most important Hanse cities. Olbers {see planet (1002)} discovered the minor planets (2) Pallas and (4) Vesta from Bremen, and Harding {see planet (2003)} discovered (3) Juno from nearby Lilienthal. In 1920 the Olbers Gesellschaft was founded in Bremen to encourage enthusiastic amateur astronomers. (M 25446)

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