Burckhalter

1956 SC. Discovered 1956 Sept. 29 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana.

Named in memory of Charles Burckhalter (18491923), well known for his research in solar-eclipse photography, a founder of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and its first vice president. He became the first full-time director of the two-year-old Chabot Observatory in downtown Oakland, California, in 1885 and built it into an important popular-science institution. Under his direction it was moved to a new building at a darker hill site in 1913 and featured a 50-cm refractor. (M 17028)

Name proposed by N. Sperling with the concurrence of F. K. Edmondson.

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