Lazzaro

1981 DQ2. Discovered 1981 Feb. 28 by S. J. Bus at Siding Spring.

Named in honor of Daniela Lazzaro (1956- ), an expert on the dynamics of planetary satellites at the Observataorio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro. She has worked on the dynamics of the ยก3 Pictoris system, and in 1993 she began working on the physical properties of minor planets and comets. Lazzaro is playing an important role in developing a researh group of planetary scientists in Brazil. (M 27458)

Name suggested and citation provided by M. A. Barucci.

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