1991 TC. Discovered 1991 Oct. 1 by R. H. McNaught at Siding Spring.

Named for the English astronomer S. Victor M. Clube (1934- ), renowned for his heterodox views on various areas of astrophysics and planetary science. Clube was a student at Oxford, where he was a cricketer of note, his bowling bamboozling various famous West Indian batsmen before the young Gary Sobers {see planet (6581)} hit him for six. After working for many years at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, Clube returned to Oxford, where he continues research on the small bodies in the solar system, their putative giant comet origin, and their influence upon the terrestrial climate and human civilizations. He also has interests in various other areas of astrophysics and general relativity. (M 29147)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by D. I. Steel, who prepared the citation.

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