1967 JJ. Discovered 1967 May 6 by C. U. Cesco and A. R. Klemola at El Leoncito.

Named in memory of Bernhard H. Dawson (18901960), a U.S.-born astronomer who worked at the La Plata Observatory in Argentina from 1913 onward. From 1948 to 1955 he was a professor at the Faculdad de Ingeniera de San Juan. He was well known for his visual discoveries and observations of double stars and was also an active observer of minor planets and comets and computer of their orbits. (M 3935) Dawson is also honored by a lunar crater.

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