Fukushima

1988 PA1. Discovered 1988 Aug. 15 by M. Yanai and K. Watanabe at Kitami.

Named in honor of Hisao Fukushima (1910-1997), professor emeritus at Hokkaido University, famous for his research in hydrodynamics. An active amateur astronomer, he is a representative of the Hokkaido Astronomical Liaison Group. He works particularly on astronomical history and is a great source of inspiration to younger amateur astronomers. (M 14030)

Obituaries published in Heavens, Vol. 79, No. 2, p. 8-18 (1998); Heavens, Vol. 79, No. 3, p. 20-21 (1998).

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