Hoyle

1986 AW2. Discovered 1986 Jan. 12 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Fred Hoyle (1915-2001) is the leading proponent of steady-state cosmology. He predicted an excited state in the carbon atom and contributed extensively to the study of nucleosynthesis in stars. Hoyle served as president of the Royal Astronomical Society from 1971 to 1973. (M 41028)

The name was suggested by S. Mitton.

Obituary published in Bull. Am. Astron. Soc., Vol. 33, No. 4, p. 1570 (2001).

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