Kuiper

2520 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in honor of G. P. Kuiper {1905-1973}, former Director of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at Tucson, and former Director of the Yerkes Observatory. Dr. Kuiper was a well known authority on the solar system and initiated both the McDonald Survey and the Palomar-Leiden Survey of minor planets. (M 3185)

Kuiper is also honored by a crater on Mars. Obituaries published in Icarus, Vol. 22, p. 117-118 (1974); Nature, Vol. 248, p. 539-540 (1974); Observatory, Vol. 94, p. 94

(1974); Phys. Today, Vol. 27, No. 3, p. 85, 87 (1974); Science, Vol. 183, p. 1323 (1974); Sky Telesc., Vol. 47, p. 83 (1974); Zenit, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 13 (1974); Irish Astron. J., Vol. 11, p. 158 (1973); Zemlya Vselennaya, No. 5, p. 56-58 (1974); l'Astronomie, 89. annee, p. 84-85

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