Josse

1991 GG5. Discovered 1991 Apr. 8 by E. W. Elst at La Silla.

Named in honor of Raymond Josse (1914- ), a graduate of the Ecole Militaire de l'Air and the Ecole Nationale Superieure de l'Aeronautique who has occupied important positions in the French aeronautical administration. He is also a member of the Societe des Amis de Jean de La Fontaine, one of his ancestors, as well as of the Societe Astronomique de France. He has authored about 100 articles on historical and on technical subjects. During the festivities in 1995 on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the death of de La Fontaine {see planet (5780)} at Chateau Thierry he became a very good friend of the Elst family. (M 26766; E. W. Elst)

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