Engelhardt

1988 BO2. Discovered 1988 Jan. 24 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Named in honor of Wolf von Engelhardt, professor of mineralogy, and director of the Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, University of Tubingen, Germany, from 1957 to 1977. In Europe, von Engelhardt was a pioneer in research on impact craters and shock metamorphism of minerals and rocks. In 1962 he initiated and successfully conducted one of the most comprehensive research programs devoted to the study of the Ries {see planet (4327)} crater, Germany. Since the first return of lunar samples in 1969, he was and continues to be a Principal Investigator in NASA's lunar sample analysis program. (M 18456)

Citation provided by Dieter Stoffler at the request of the discoverers.

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