Lassovszky

1981 SE. Discovered 1981 Sept. 30 at the Oak Ridge Observatory at Harvard.

Named in memory of Karoly Lassovszky (1897-1961), a staff member of the Konkoly {see planet (1445)} Observatory in Budapest from 1921 and director from 1938 to 1943. His main research was on variable stars, but he initiated the Konkoly observational program on minor planets that was largely carried out by G. Kulin {see planet (3019)}. In 1958 Lassovszky was invited to join the staff of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (which operates the Oak Ridge Observatory), where he became chief of the Satellite Tracking Program's Photoreduction Division. (M 30801)

Named following a proposal made at the 1997 General Assembly of the Hungarian Astronomical Association.

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