David Hughes

1985 YP. Discovered 1985 Dec. 18 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of David W. Hughes, reader in physics at Sheffield University, where he teaches courses on all aspects of astronomy. His research area concerns small solar-system bodies, particularly the relationship between comets and meteors. He has served astronomy in Britain as a vice president of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the British Astronomical Association. Hughes is a prolific reviewer of astronomy books and writes regularly on current issues in astronomy for Nature. (M 17223)

Name suggested and citation material provided by S. A. Mitton.

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