Flood

1988 DN. Discovered 1988 Feb. 22 by R. H. McNaught at Siding Spring.

Named in memory of Thomas Flood (1919-1988), one of Scotland's bestknown and respected amateur astronomers. Despite little more than a basic education, poverty during the Depression and frequent ill-health, he was a well-read and cultured man of great integrity. He joined the British Astronomical Association in 1954 and was for a time involved in the Lunar Section. A founder member of the Dundee Astronomical Society in 1955, he served in every position of responsibility, including secretary, treasurer and chairman, with distinction. After enforced early retiral from clerking work due to ill health he was assistant curator of the Mills Observatory in Dundee from 1974 to 1982, then wrote a history of the observatory. (M 16044)

Citation prepared by D. Gavine at the request of the discoverer.

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