1996 BG. Discovered 1996 Jan. 16 by Z. Moravec at Klet.

Named for Jara Cimrman, a fictitious Czech genius. An analogue to Leonardo da Vinci {see planet (3000)}, he was a playwright, composer, poet, painter, versatile scientist, inventor, polar explorer, sportsman, first man on the moon, etc. Although his name is not mentioned in any encyclopedia, his work is explored at the Jara Cimrman Theatre in Prague. This theater is headed by the famous cimrmanologists Z. Sverak and L. Smoljak, who endorsed the name proposal. (M 31298)

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