1989 AM. Discovered 1989 Jan. 3 by E. F. Helin at Palomar.

Named in honor of Paul W. Kervin, chief scientist for the Phillips Laboratory's Air Force Maui Optical Station (AMOS). He has played a leading role in establishing and conducting the JPL/AMOS program, which is primarily focused on obtaining crucial follow-up observations of near-earth and other interesting minor planets. Before coming to AMOS, he was the chief scientist for the Relay Mirror Experiment, which received the SPIE Technology Achievement Award in 1991. (M 26931)

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