Donna

1980 DA. Discovered 1980 Feb. 18 at the Harvard College Observatory at Harvard.

Named in honor of Donna Marie Thompson, who as administrative assistant for the Minor Planet Center and the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams is in charge of handling subscriptions. Her official position as secretary for the Planetary Sciences division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics scarecely describes her talents, which include serving as timekeeper and deputy administrator, setting up audio-visual aids at meetings and maintaining laser printers. (M 16244)

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