1980 BM. Discovered 1980 Jan. 22 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named to commemorate the centenary of the founding of the British Astronomical Association. Intended to be a less technical counterpart of the Royal Astronomical Society, the BAA was established with the objectives: "The association of Observers, especially the possessors of small telescopes, for mutual help, and their organization in the work of Astronomical observation. The circulation of current Astronomical information. The encouragement of a popular interest in Astronomy." (M 17225)

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