1987 GK. Discovered 1987 Apr. 1 by E. F. Helin at Palomar.

Named in honor of Samuel Gulkis of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has over twenty-five years of research experience in radio and submillimeter astronomy, specializing in studies of Jovian magnetospheric physics, planetary atmospheres and experimental cosmology. Since 1978 he has been the project scientist in the JPL program for the search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. Currently, he heads the Office of Science and Information Systems within the Space and Earth Science Programs Directorate. The discoverer and members of the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking program wish to recognize his interest and support in the establishment of the JPL NEAT program in collaboration with the Air Force GEODSS site in Maui. (M 26930)

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