1983 AN. Discovered 1983 Jan. 9 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of George Gary Shoemaker, manager of Meteor Crater Enterprises, Inc., on the occasion of the Asteroids, Comets, Meteors 1991 Conference in Flagstaff, Arizona, with which his company is associated. As manager of the visitor facilities and museum at Meteor Crater, Arizona, Shoemaker has played a leading role in the preservation of this National Natural Landmark and its associated meteorites and in developing the presentation of the scientific story of the crater to the public. He has consistently encouraged and supported research at the crater and the use of the crater for educational purposes. (M 18463)

Citation provided by E. M. Shoemaker at the request of the discoverer.

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