1981 BC. Discovered 1981 Jan. 31 at the Harvard College Observatory at Harvard.
Named in honor of Philip L. Carret (1896- ), on the occasion of his 101st birthday and the 80th anniversary of his graduation from Harvard University. Passionately interested in solar eclipses, Carret has travelled the globe for most of the century in search of them - from Borneo to Siberia, from Baja to Kenya and from Prince Edward Island to Indonesia. Dean of American investment management firms and legendary stock picker, he created one of the first mutual funds in the U.S., Pioneer Fund, in 1928 and helped to found the mutual fund industry. He has been
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