1955 QK. Discovered 1955 Aug. 23 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana.

Named in memory of Edward Singleton Holden (1846-1914), first director of the Lick Observatory and founder of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific {see planet (2848)}. (M 14480)

Name proposed by F. K. Edmondson in the ASP's centennial year and one year after the centennial of the Lick Observatory.

Holden was also director of the Washburn Observatory of the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He is also honored by craters on the Moon and on Mars.

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