Grogler

1977 TB1 . Discovered 1977 Oct. 12 by P. Wild at Zimmerwald.

Named in memory of Norbert Grogler (1928-1983), mineralogist and planetologist who made significant contributions in meteorite research and in the analysis of lunar samples. After graduating from the University of Vienna he followed the invitation of F. G. Houtermans to join an interdisciplinary team of space physicists and planetologists at the University of Berne. He

(2566) Kirghizia developed sophisticated methods for the quantitative separation of minerals from meteorites and lunar samples and made several significant discoveries on the mineralogy and petrography of meteorites and lunar rocks. He also had strong interests in archaeology and made relevant scientific contributions investigating thermoluminescence of ancient pottery. (M 21129)

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